Day 35: Manic Monday
to get everything done before Friday,
but all in one day.
moving as fast as you can,
as I know firsthand,
because RUSHING was my middle name
and I never really got anything done
whenever I was
I created more of a mess
that I had to
to clean up
so that I would get everything done.
"a sudden forward motion, or a surge or onslaught."
What are you RUSHING to get done?
What is your finish line that you are focused on?
We are told that life is a race in Hebrews 12:1
and how to run it~
"let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us".
It is a determination, unhurrying and yet undelaying,
which goes steadily on and refuses to be deflected” (Barclay).
JESUS practiced as
HE entered into Jerusalem
the last week of HIS Life,
It was the best of times and the worst of times.
What if JESUS RUSHED to the cross?
What if HE raced right from the cradle to the cross
with nothing in-between.
Think about it.
No walking on water
No healing the brokenhearted
No temptation in the dessert
HE walked this earth
so HE could
walk HIS last week of
HIS "earthly" life
showing us how it is done.
JESUS' eyes were fixed on the finish line,
The JOY set before HIM (Hebrews 12:2)~
that was to happen after the cross.
that HE didn't rush to make happen.
that put HIM on the cross.
as HE felt every nail that the soldiers didn't even RUSH to drive into HIM.
as HE cried out in pain to HIS FATHER.
that HE didn't RUSH through
HE waited three days
"HE endured the cross" (Hebrews 12:2)~
so that we
as we walk from
our the cradle to our cross.
where we get to nail whatever is hindering, and weighing us down~
"let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles." (Hebrews 12:1).
"But there are also things that may not be sin (every weight) but are merely hindrances
that can keep us from running effectively the race GOD has for us."(Guzik).
if JESUS RUSHED
it would have HINDERED us
from ever experiencing real
"If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9)
finish strong this week,
because JESUS finished strong this week,
in our thinking
in our being
in our doing
"fixing our eyes on JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith" (Hebrews 12:2)
Who is our finish line~
Who enables us to
do one thing at one time
to save us
"ONCE AND FOR ALL"
(listen to the song below)