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.
Guard your heart from idols and “the sin that so easily entangles.” It’s all too easy to be ensared by good things. Nothing wrong with enjoying good things, but we must take utmost care to avoid turning them into ultimate things. Satan doesn’t use the obvious to tempt and mislead.
Each time you let your heart become consumed with an ANR, what you’re saying is “God, you’re not enough. You’re not trustworthy. If you truly loved me, you’d give me what I want right now.”
Take care not to be misled by the bountiful blessings of Adult Nursing. Instead, fix your heart and mind on God and watch him rearrange your desires and give you unassailable joy.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.