What is Holy30?
By: Erin Davis
I’ve got a verse for us to ponder for today’s Holy 30 devo, but first but would you mind taking the time to watch this short video? It’s a powerful reminder all mommas need.
That was hard to watch wasn’t it? No one likes to see little mouths smoking cigarettes or little hands flipping the bird. The parts that were the hardest to watch for me were the angry moms and dads. I’ve been very honest on this blog about the fact that I often struggle with anger toward my children.
Anger may not be your particular hang up. But I know there’s something…something you don’t want your children to inherit from you. Something that if you saw your littles repeating, you’d feel like the worst mom ever. Something that you just can’t seem to get under the Spirit’s control.
Those somethings can make us very discouraged. When we try and fail, try and fail, try and fail we can be so tempted to throw in the towel. To give up. To stop trying. To stay in a position of defeat. But God’s Word reminds us why we need to keep working, to keep praying, to keep struggling to become more like Christ and less like our fleshy selves.
Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The “cloud of witnesses” this particular passage is referring to is the great people of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11, but there’s a principle here that we all need reminded of as moms.
Our particular “cloud of witnesses” is our children. They watch our every move. They mimic us more than we realize. So what does God’s Word call us to do? Here’s the list that Hebrews 12 gives.
• Lay aside every thing that weighs us down.
• Let go of sin even though it wants to stick to us like Velcro.
• Run with endurance the race that God has set for us.
• Look to Jesus.
• Remember that He went through more than we ever will but now He has the reward that we have been promised.
When you want to give up. Remember your cloud of witnesses.
When you want to give in to sin. Remember your cloud of witnesses.
When you feel like you can’t keep running. Remember your cloud of witnesses.
And when you struggle with fear and failure, remember Jesus. He endured much to loose sin’s grip on you. In His strength you can have victory that will impact your little cloud of witnesses for generations. As your kids fix their eyes on you, fix your eyes on Him and keep running!