I was drawn to read this again and just love the part that says, “…let us strip off every weight that slows us down…” We need to take part in our walk with the Lord by learning what way of living is right and what way of living is wrong according to God’s word and then change how we live. God has given us all the tools we need and is faithful to guide us by the Spirit but we still need to step up and choose to make the change.
Do we believe that Jesus came to take our sins and bridge the gap to God? When we focus on Jesus and see His faith and how perfect it was we can surrender and follow Him. In Hebrews chapter 13 verses 13-14 it says, “So let us go out to Him, outside the camp, and bear the disgrace He bore. For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”
We can’t sit back and expect our lives to just be great, we are to live with our focus on Jesus knowing our home is yet to come. Our focus is so important because this world will tell us we are not good enough and we are not accepted but we are children of God and He accepts us for who we are. Live like Christ seeing the benefits of right living then be the example not the exception. Amen