Monday, August 16, 2010

Running Every Day

As my soul begin to run...,
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Lifted from Our Daily Bread

Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize. - 1 Corinthians 9:24

In Corinthians 9, Paul uses running as a picture of his own discipline as a Christian in the race of life.  He ran with purpose and discipline to win an eternal crown, and he encouraged others to do the same.  "Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize". (v.24)

The word temperate in verse 25 carries the meaning of self-control practiced by athletes who train to win the prize .  As a consistent habit of life, regular discipline is of far greater value to any athlete than last minute preparation.

Are we approaching the "race that was set before us" (Heb. 12:1) with a hit or miss spiritual regime or with a purpose and discipline born from a desire to please God?

The key to going the distance is the discipline if running every day - David McCasland

Running the Christian race takes dedication and discipline.

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