DAY 2 Lay aside every weight

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12 calls us to “let us lay aside every weight” that burdens us, so that we can run the race we have ahead of us. When sin becomes a lifestyle, it becomes a weight that drags our body, mind and soul down to an abyss. We cannot praise or worship God because we feel a burden on our shoulders; it is as a strange and evil force of gravity that pulls us down. In 2 Samuel 24:10 David gave the order to take a census of the people; only it later weighed heavy on his heart “… and David’s heart condemned him after he had numbered the people…” and, “God was displeased …” (1 Chr. 21:7).

Are you feeling the force of gravity from sin? The first thing you must do is recognize your fall before God. It does not matter how great your sin was; today I call upon you to let go of that burden that does not let you move forward. I invite you to run to the altar, ask for forgiveness and to also forgive. Sin afflicts the soul; leave your burdens at the foot of the cross, and there you will find healing. Let go of that burden, and break that “force of spiritual gravity.”

Activation
Today God wants you to also be rid of the spiritual weight that sin produces.

Pray with me
Heavenly Father, I come before You, aware that I am a sinner. I repent my sins, and today I start my life without any of the spiritual weight that tries to hold me down. I break every covenant that I made with the world and the flesh, and make a new covenant with Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to live in holiness and freedom, until the end of my days. Amen.

 Readings
Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:26
Therefore I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight like I am beating the air.

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