FINISH STRONG

FINISH STRONG

SWEETER THAN HONEY and the honeycomb. I talk a lot about running the race set before you, staying in your lane and finishing well. Running has some great analogies. This Christian walk is not the 100 meter sprint; it’s a marathon. And not just any marathon, it’s an ultra marathon. Then, not only is it an 100 mile ultra marathon, it’s through the mountains where the air gets thin and it’s difficult to breath and through the dry, desert places of intense heat. But wait, there’s more. You have to stay on an afflicted and narrow path.
You might say this Christian walk is no joke and not for the faint of heart. It does not matter how you were running on mile 15, how are running right now? You still have 85 miles left. You must finish your race well. These are the days that reveal our hearts and minds. These are the days where the Lord told Jeremiah, “If you have raced with runners and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses?” Interpretation: if you cannot handle the persecution of a few men in times of prosperity, what will you do when the real persecution comes?

There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end of that way is death. How do you finish strong? We have powerful tools to overcome all the works of the enemy: the blood of the Lamb, the Holy Spirit and the Word of the Lord. These three agree in one. God’s way is the only and right way to run this race. You must be born again of the Holy Spirit, He is your counselor.

The blood of Christ cleanses you from all sin and by following His precepts, you stay on the right path. We gain strength from the brethren, His church. His will, His way, His Word, His government. Render to Him what is His. “(All these) More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.” Psalms‬ ‭19:10-11‬ #runyourrace

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