Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He is not only the author, (the designer, instigator, architect, creator) of our Faith. He is the one to see us through TO THE FINISH!
1 Samuel 7 relates a story of Isreal coming out of a season of transition and even doubt, into a moment of great Victory!
Then Samuel said to all the people of Israel, "If you want to return to the Lord with all your hearts, get rid of your foreign gods and your images of Ashtoreth. Turn your hearts to the Lord and obey him alone; then he will rescue you from the Philistines." 4 So the Israelites got rid of their images of Baal and Ashtoreth and worshiped only the Lord.
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah & Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means "the Stone of Help"), for he said, "Up to this point the Lord has helped us!"
- Victories over sin
- Moments of Healing & Deliverance
- Moments of stepping out in Obedience
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Experiencing Break-Throughs as we walk by Faith
All of these Milestones are encouragements that we can look back upon as we face the next challenges life brings.
Victory is yours!
13b ...Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.