Patiently Running

Patience- the habit or fact of being patient.  The word of God describes it as -the ability to be content in various situations (James1:4). The truth is: We have to wait!  I want to rush this journey, but I would not want to rush it ahead of God’s will for my life.  There is a time for everything in our life. A time to be born, and a time to die…a time to weep, and a time to laugh…a time to mourn, and a time to dance! 

The apostle Paul told the Hebrew church to “lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with ENDURANCE [patient, perseverance] the race that is set before us.”  (Heb12:1) Our lives is a Race. Our body is our assigned vessel to be used in this race of life either to publish Christ, love and righteous or Satan and his evil. We have a choice. But the instruction in 1 Corinthians 9:24 is Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize.

That is my focus; that is my plea. I will run patiently, that I may obtain the prize that the Lord has laid up in heaven. And not just me only but also you! -my prayer.

Fresh water

132Ever undertook a venture where the slightest turn would have undesirable consequences. That’s what I am doing right now. If it was a one day project- NO PROBLEM! It had to be more like a one-2-six month project. Can I keep the strength? Can I finish the course? Can I cling to the prize? We all know that a prize beyond our imagine is laid up in heaven -Phil 3:14- for us; but why does it hurt SO MUCH! When you look at a ship taken in a storm, where it’s rocking, turning suddenly, and you’re in a hurricane on the sea, is it really what it APPEARS to be, or is it SOMETHING ELSE. A cleansing from God himself. Our big God does big cleaning up. And despite how you feel, know that He knows the end from the beginning. The last from the first. The result from the choice. The ALPHA AND OMEGA. Hold on a little longer, your storm is about to come to an end. Hold on! **freshwater