Run!

We have all had different beginnings.  We've all been mixed up in different middles-but thank the Lord!  By His grace and mercy set before us, freely given by the Son, Jesus Christ we can all have the same ending.  To rule and reign with Him, to share eternity with God in His glory, to live in perfect peace and joy! 

ball.gif (953 bytes)  1 Corinthians 2:9

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"

No eye has seen nor ear has heard of what lies before us in Christ Jesus.  So set out on the path He has set before you and enter into the middle of your life!  Your destiny from God.  Our own motives must be done away with, self ambitions must die.  We cannot rely on our own understanding.  

ball.gif (953 bytes)  1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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 games 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.
 
Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
 
No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

We do not want to miss an open door, because we didn't expect it to open that way.  God has plans for your life-walk in it...trust Him.  Go forward boldly and preach the good news.  Yes, through the trials, strive for the goal and the prize of the upward calling, run the race set before you and claim your crown. 

ball.gif (953 bytes) James 1:12

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.


~Linda

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