“Is your joy bigger than your cross?”
I cannot get that out of my mind. The Lord has shown me that the battle that I have, has been bigger than my Joy. So right now, I get it …… I get it. I get it so much I am in tears. Lord I repent from not trusting you.
Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. As a man, Jesus walked with joy to the cross.
I cannot tell you how many times I have read this scripture or for the matter all of Hebrews 12:1-4 ….. This just jacks me up right now. In my mind I am just derailed about this…. The joy knowing where He is going….. The obedience that He is walking in.
All this time my Cross … MY CROSS has been bigger than my joy.
My question to you is this. That one thing that you still struggle with. Is your joy bigger than your cross? (the cross is anything … lying, lust, porn, adultery, idolatry, pride to name a few.)
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
In your presence Lord there is peace and joy