Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Do you ever feel as if your whole life has gone a little off course? All of a sudden you aren’t sure which way to turn. We all can get to the point when our spiritual sense of direction seems unclear. Our scripture today lays out a clear plan for getting back on track after stepping in wrong directions!
We’re to lay aside every encumbrance. Encumbrance here means “weight.” We should remove anything from our life that is weighing us down. Stress, guilt, fear, shame and regret are just a few of the burdens that can break our back as we strive to move forward in our FAITH walk in the LORD. We will simply never go far in our spiritual growth when we’re dragging around so much baggage!
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every encumbrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Even when we feel lost, GOD knows where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going! The course has been laid before us and YESHUA stands waiting at the finish line!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation