Monday, May 20, 2013

Word of the Day.... May 20, 2013



But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24

Just imagine that you are in a track meet and you are running the mile.  You are so far out in front of everyone else that you know that without a doubt that you are going to get first place.
 
As you continue to pass everyone, you begin to think why should I even bother finishing this race, I am going to win anyway.  I think I will just go home now.

Would you win the race if you did that?  No you wouldn’t win. you wouldn’t even place and you wouldn’t win a trophy.  You would be disqualified because you didn’t finish the race.

It is like that in our walk with Jesus.  There are so many times that we just want to go home.  To give up.  We simply can’t do that.  We need to keep our eyes on the prize and finish the race.  Share the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ with everyone right up until the time that the Lord calls us home and we cross His finish line!

That is why the apostle Paul, when he was leaving the elders of Ephesus, said in his departure speech, "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24).

As Christians that is what we should be aiming for.  Not to just finish the race, but to win it!!!  This is not the time that we should be easing up.  We are at the time in the race where we should be picking up our pace, to really pour it on and run our race with Jesus all the way across that finish line for the win!!!

I know it is Monday and I hope all of you are Blessed and have a Simply Heavenly day!!!

2 comments:

Amen! Thanks for sharing, I am running to finish and win!

Amen!!! I am too!!! Maranatha!!! :):)

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