Home field advantage can mean everything in sports. Teams who are at home often have a far better record than those on the road. When a team has someone cheering them on, they can often outplay their ability.
The Bible says that we, too, have an audience cheering us on. Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us”.
Nothing we do is private. We have an audience. Heaven is watching. But, more importantly, we have a cheering section. The Bible says that everyone in Heaven is cheering us on.
We probably realize that God knows everything. The Bible says “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth” (2 Chronicles 16:9). The Lord doesn’t miss a thing. He knows our ups and our downs, our everything. He knows every thought we have.
But we’re also surrounded by "a huge cloud of witnesses to this life of faith.” Moses is watching us. Abraham is watching us. Every believer who has ever lived is in the stands watching us live out your faith.
And they’re cheering us on. When we’re scared, they’re rooting for us to be courageous. When we want to give up, they’re urging us to keep going. When we feel insignificant and forgotten, they’re in our corner.
My Challenge for us today is to for us to hear in our spirit, the huge crowd cheering us on to finish our race and that we realize today it will be worth it all!
In His Grip
Pastor Matt Meadows