Yes - I know today isnt May 15th - but I like to keep record of my scriptures here for memory sake. I just label them & then its easy to pull them all up on one page. How nice is Blogger for organizational skills?
This time around, the scripture I'm tucking in is a longer one (love those challenges) & seems to just speak to me even more in this season of life... RUNNING SEASON :)
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? RUN in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the game goes into STRICT TRAINING. They do it to get a crown that will not last;
but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
-1 Corinthians 9:24-25
How cool is that little bit of Godly wisdom? For runners & anyone who competes in a sport.. or anyone who trains for anything at all.
I love the idea of "running in such a way as to get the prize" ... you've heard me roughly 1,382 times say I'm never going to win a run. This old body aint EVER gonna be running 4 minute miles... sorry - too late in life. But it doesnt mean I cant keep TRYING... I can keep running as to keep that prize in sight. And that's what this is saying to me... I may not win, but keep it in my vision... run like I CAN win the prize.
But the part on "strict training" - I LOVE! Because I've seen over the years now much difference training actually does when running. Its between not being able to move for 2 weeks after a half marathon & running back to your car immediately following another half marathon. Training makes a HUGE difference.
So what training am I doing in my Spiritual life? Am I dedicated? Am I willing to put in time, heart & soul? .... literally....
I think its definitely worth all that training for the prize that lays ahead of us as Christians... that crown that lasts forever! Yep... I'll keep on training, running for THAT prize!!!
I think the young lady who dressed as Strawberry Shortcake was pretty darn smart if you ask me! I wish I had thought of it when I was a redhead.
I love that scripture RJ & it fits perfectly with your running/fitness. You are so right when you say we have to keep running even if we know we aren't going to win the "earthly" prize. Thanks for sharing your SSMT with us. Your posts are always so inspirational.ReplyDelete
And the BEST part is our prize will last forever! Amen :)ReplyDelete
Good thoughts, Rebecca! Remember that the most important thing isn't how fast you ran the race. It's the fact that you FINISHED.ReplyDelete
Love you, my sweet Friend.
Such a great reminder. I have to be honest with myself and say I haven't been doing any spritiual training lately!ReplyDelete
Hugs & love,
always an amazing post.. The farm was a lot of fun..ReplyDelete
Running as to get the prize is the difference between winners and losers ~~ true winners and losers, because it is about focus. You may not win the race, but you run as though you will. Guess what? When you do that you win. Every.time. I LOVE your verses this time.
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Love you friend ~~ Dawn