Dailies in His Word 2019

Dailies~ In His Word
July 30, 2019
What are you running after? What are you running from?  Don’t get caught!
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.1 Corinthians 9:24
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12:1
I thought of this today that we are running toward our faith growth, but what we are running for is the prize. That prize may be healing or a crown of righteousness; whatever it is it will be the best thing because we stayed focused on the path we are running for the Lord.
If we stop every so often and try to just do our own thing, ignoring God’s prodding to keep going on the straight and narrow road then we may waste time. Well, we will waste time, and maybe we will even get caught up in the cares of the world in the sin that tries to snare us and delay the work God has put before us. Think a minute, we all seem to do better in life when we are walking that narrow path God gave us to walk, but then we stray off due to laziness or frustration with other people. When this happens we an stumble and fall, or we can get lost in the needs of ourselves instead of others. We may even find something that looks like it would be more fun than the walk we are on and stray that way. Reality is there is nothing greater than the ‘prize’ God ha planned for each of us at the end of the race He has set before us. So stay focus, stay the course and achieve, or obtain the prize!
Heavenly Father, help us to stay on task and get to the end the way You want us to get there not on our own possibly fruitless ways. In Jesus name, amen.
Teresa M. Wilson