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Don't look back!

November 23, 2009

… looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith

--Hebrews 12:2

When you're running the race God has set before you, there's one place you don't want to run t back to your old life! 

Now, the devil will try his hardest to lure you back there. And he'll say, "Remember how much fun you used to have back then?" 

Of course, he won't remind you of the bad times, like when you were out of control or embarrassing yourself. Nor does he remind you of how miserable and empty you were, or how filled with sin you were.

But don't give in! Don't let the devil take you back there. Remember, you are not running this race alone. And you are not running in your own strength! You've been given spiritual power to help you overcome.

And if today, you're tempted to go back to your old ways, the apostle Paul tells you to "look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of your faith." 

That's because what God starts in you, he will finish in you! In Philippians 1:6, the apostle Paul wrote, "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ."

So keep your eyes on Jesus! There's nothing in your old life that is better than him. Never take your eyes off of him!


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