Times at home always go by way too fast. I head back to Tally tonight, and have a busy week before classes start. I just got done with summer classes, but I’m looking forward to fall. The new year, the new students, the change of weather, ahh I can’t wait for fall weather.
My dad’s sermon on Sunday reminded me of one of my favorite verses.
“Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.
As I start this new semester, I’ll keep these words on my heart. I’ll pray these over my days and my thoughts. I’ll remember the LORD calls us to holiness, which is only possible by keeping my eyes on Jesus.
I’ve been thinking about my goals for this semester this week and I want this verse to shape them. I’m entering this semester with a fresh dose of encouragement and excitement for all that the LORD has in store!
What are you currently looking forward to? Is there something you are expecting and allowing the LORD to shape in your heart?