“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NASB.
“As you run your race before Me, I will help you lay aside every weight and every sin that easily surrounds you to harass you. I’ve watched you carry certain ways about you that have become a hindrance to your progress in Me. It is time to examine your ways and change them by My grace. You are running a much tighter race as you get closer and closer to My return, and changes are needing to be made, My daughter. Will you limp to the finish line, barely making it, or will you finish strong? I am helping you run in such a way that you will win, obtain, and lay hold of everything I have set before you to lay hold of. It won’t be easy for you to let go of certain things, certain habits and certain ways that you’ve grown attached to, but with My help, you will let go and finish your course with joy and with strength. You will fulfill the assignment I gave you before the foundation of the world. By My grace, you will run a much stronger race, and you will live a much fuller life. Says the Lord.”
(Read Hebrews 12:1-2; Acts 20:24)
“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”” Mark 5:36, NKJV
You’ve heard the report, and before fear can grip you, Jesus will speak to you through His Word. The Bible tells us, as soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue. What did Jesus hear that required an immediate response? He heard, “Trouble the master no more. Your daughter is dead.” Jesus heard those words and immediately canceled them with, “Do not be afraid. Only believe.” Maybe you’ve heard a false report come to you. Follow the example of Jesus, and as soon as you hear the false report, say “I will not be afraid. I will only believe.” Whose report do you believe, my sister? I challenge you only to believe the report of the Lord!
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for speaking directly to my report. I cancel every false report with the truth of your word. Everything you said in your Word about me is true, and everything the devil says is a lie. I believe what your Word says, and that’s what I speak from my mouth. I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. I am free by the power of Jesus! Thank you, Father, for activating my faith and helping me not to be afraid, but only believe. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
(Read Mark 5:36-42; Isaiah 53:1, 4-5)