Have you had your Joy Juice today? Run and get a generous serving because our busy day is about to begin.
It seems that most days, as soon as we’re awake, we are in high gear and we begin running! Race to get dressed and grab a bite to eat before we run out the door. Race to get to work on time. Race to that appointment. We’ve got our motor revved up and we are running through the day to get everything accomplished that’s on our list for this day.
What about the spiritual race of life? The author of Hebrews says in the first verse of Chapter 12: “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross…”
The Christian life IS like running a race. We are to run faithfully… and that’s not always easy! Many times we’re willing to run, but WE want to choose the time and the place. Like the faithful runner who disciplines himself to run regardless of the weather or IF he “feels like it”, we should strive for consistency in our spiritual race called life.
To be successful, we must keep our eyes focused on Jesus. We will stumble if we look away from him. If we are running for any other reason other than our love for Him, we need to ask God to help us refocus. May we each discover The Running Partner that will JOYfully go with us every step of the way.
Run with Jesus and win the trophy of everlasting joy.