"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Run For God - Week 12 / 2016
So, the hay is in the barn and all that's left is to show up, have fun, and run your race! You have worked hard, continued to trust the plan, and have made a difference -- in your own personal journey and in the journey of those around you. It has been a real pleasure to be part of RFG 5 and I look forward to seeing you cross that line on Saturday morning.
That said, as we discussed in tonight's celebratory last meeting, there is certainly more than crossing Saturday's finish line that allows us to say we have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. Paul gave Timothy, and us, much instruction on what this looks like across the span of our time here on earth. Our challenge is to live this out in a way that brings God glory and enables each of us to best serve Him and others.
Make sure to look over the final thoughts and race week instructions. Get good rest this week, drink plenty of water, and don't be late for our 7:30 am family reunion photo on race morning. I will see you at packet pickup. Have a great week.