"Look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." (Luke 21:28, NKJV)
Hebrews 12:1 says that seeing we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us run the race that is set before us. Can I tell you, all of heaven is cheering for you? You are not running alone. Heaven's grandstands are packed with people who believe in you. Jesus says that when you're discouraged and tempted to give up, look up and by faith hear the cheers from the heavenly saints. Imagine every morning if you received a personal text from Abraham, Sarah, David, Moses, Ruth, or Noah. When you woke up each day, there was a message telling you how much they believe in you and how you are well able to make it. After all that these heroes of the faith went through, their words carry some weight. If you could hear them, they're saying, Stay encouraged. Victory is coming. Favor is coming. We made it, and you're going to make it. God did it for us; He's going to do it for you.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the heroes of faith whose lives help show me how to live for You and who are cheering me on from heaven today. Thank You for their messages of perseverance and overcoming hardships. Help me to look up and listen and draw strength for my race. In Jesus Name, Amen.”