Long ago when this devotional writing ministry started; back then it was called IDOK – many of us still call it that – (Internet Daughters Of the King), the emails were usually short and to the point, just a verse and a nugget of truth to ponder.  Today is reminiscent of that.

 So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment — that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement — and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us,  via Hebrews 12 NASB;CJB – Jesus, the Example – Therefore, since – Bible Gateway.

So what is the sin that easily hampers us from moving forward with GOD?   You will notice it is a singular sin – not sins but SIN.  However, in our own minds it might serve us well to break it down into its varied forms; still in the final analysis, I think, it is a single sin – just one: UNBELIEF. And I think that because unbelief is the root of all sin; what is the previous chapter (#11) dubbed? The FAITH chapter. How many times does it read by faith or in my translation by Trusting? What is unbelief? Not believing that GOD meant what He said. Not believing He will do what He says He will do. Not believing that what He has called not good is really not good. On and on we could go with this.  So not aloud but within our own hearts we would do well to name what specific unbelief(s) are slowing  down our forward movement with GOD. Whatcha think? 

Here’s to warmth of heart and body! It’s right about 36 degrees in Lower Alabama as I set this to post. 🙂

Day 318 of 2014, a day to give Thanks.


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