Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Day sixteen of our Alaska Adventure started with a 5K in Anchorage Alaska at a temperature of 38 degrees with my brother and sister in law. From there after cleaning up we boarded a plane and headed for home where the finish line for our Alaska Adventure waits for us.
As we look at a race it is characterized by progress. There is a starting line, and there is a finish line. The gun goes off, the runners begin to run, and they make progress, one foot after another foot, toward the goal. The Christian life is that way. In fact, the keyword in the Christian life is not the word perfection. Now, you will achieve perfection in heaven at glorification, but that's not the keyword in your Christian life now. The keyword is progression. The important question is, Are you making progress as a Christian, as a spiritual athlete, running this Christian ultramarathon that God has called us to run? Are you further along today than you were last week, last month, a year ago, three years ago? Are you making progress?
Dear Lord, help us each run the race that You have before each one of us. Help us say focused on what You have for each of us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.