You Must Enter to Win

Pursuing What Is Excellent- You Must Enter To Win


*this post was pulled from my archives and repackage just a little bit! Hopefully it blesses you this time ’round!

As I read through the blogs that I follow, I notice so many that host contests and giveaways.
I pass up the opportunity to enter many contests, but for some reason I ask myself, “Why couldn’t I win that?”. DUH, you didn’t enter. How could you win?!!

You must enter to win!!
My mind is racing and my fingers are flipping through my Bible and concordance to find those “enter” verses. Wow! What an overwhelming find.
Hey, I don’t want to be left out; especially not of anything that God has to offer me.
I am by NO MEANS a Bible scholar or anything close to it, but I do know when the Lord is prompting me even more to drink in His Word and to let it have a special revelation for me. He speaks. I listen. I endeavor to obey.
Hebrews 10:19-23 is a heavy hitter. Read for yourself and see what God reveals to you.

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Now that I see what is to be entered; the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, I must have a true heart in full assurance of faith and without wavering in my hope. What do I win? God’s promised faithfulness!!

What a prize! My simple actions pay off with an award that I can never fully collect on.

Father, You know my every thought, every longing and desire. You say in Your word to have boldness to enter the Holiest. Show me everyday how to live and walk in that boldness. In Your wonderfully awesome Name I pray. AMEN.

With Sword and Coffee,

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