Friday, April 8, 2016

Running the Race

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

Run, run, run, that's the race we are in!  Tomorrow I have participated to be the "cheering squad" with my husband for a 5K race that's being held in Goshen, NY.

Though I have physical challenges I probably could have walked the 5K but I volunteered to encourage the runner/walker.  Why?

Isn't life just like a race?  You're walking or running and then something tries to intercept your stride.  Just when you think you are about to arrive a curb ball come your way.  It might even knock you down.  The Bible says, "for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again." (Proverbs 24:16).

There is this on going "pick me up" that the Lord is ministering to us.  Get up Liz, keep running, you are almost there; don't stop; look toward the Prize!  Jesus reminds us "in this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."  (John 16:33)

So let's go walking and if able let's run!

I will let my mouth cheer the runner tomorrow.  I will encourage the one running the race to finish just like Jesus does to us.  I hear we might even have snow; this is April, right?  Well, if is snows we'll make a snowman and place a sign on him that reads, "press on toward the goal."

It will be a great event to have participants persevere!.  Let God be praised!  So, come on; get your sneakers ready, we are running the race!

It's not too late, this is a REAL EVENT tomorrow for the entire family, April 9th,  
5K Run/Walk Goshen, NY 

God bless you!~Liz


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