Hebrews 12:1-3 “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, 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. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Our daily FOCUS has to be on Jesus first and last.
1) He is the author of your faith
2) He is the perfecter of your faith
3) He calls you to persevere
4) He shows you how to persevere
5) We need him and a LOT of Him EVERYDAY

Notes:
Isabella Lilias Trotter (July 14, 1853 – August 28, 1928) an artist and a missionary in Algeria
Helen H Lemmel (November 14, 1864 – 1961) a Christian singer and song-writer