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The Marathon

  • For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness" 2 Timothy 4:6'8 WEB.

    It was late evening, and we were having dinner with some friends of our family who happened to be avid runners. I had never met them before, but I understood the need for speed as I love racing anything. Whether it's cars, boats, motorcycles, airplanes, tractors, or lawnmowers, the question is, can we make it go faster?

    They told us about the marathons they had competed in across the country. After telling us about their last 26-mile run in. Boston, I learned how to make the husband very angry by using only three words, "Did you win?"

    Apparently, that's a question you don't ask a marathon runner. The husband took it as a serious insult and looked at me as if I had slapped him across the face. He was Chinese, and after uttering some language I didn't understand and probably didn't want to, he explained that finishing a marathon is your win.

    You compete against your own body, fatigue, the weather, and the clock. Everyone there has different bodies, skills, strengths, strides, and finishing a 26-mile marathon is considered a victory itself. When he finished his thirty-minute speech, I agreed.

    As Christians, we are all in a marathon. Some people move faster than others, while some hold a slower pace. It doesn't matter how fast you move along. The goal is to stay the course and complete "your" race.

    Your struggle is against your own body, its desires, weariness, and not against others. So take your time, set goals, and most importantly, if you fall, get back up. No one finishes a marathon by laying on their face. Get up and keep putting one foot in front of the other one, and you will complete this marathon well, just as Paul did. He fought the good fight. He finished the course.

    "Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and make me steadfast in this race of life. Help me see the big picture and be in tune with what You are doing during my generation. Help me finish my race well. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and make me steadfast in this race of life. Help me see the big picture and be in tune with what You are doing during my generation. Help me finish my race well. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
May 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord.

May 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 21
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

May 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN

May 21
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , God Bless us all !!!

May 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  Yes Lord.

May 21
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

May 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks, Pastor Dion, for the timely encouragement this morning! Lord, please strengthen me today and hold me steadfast. Help me see Your big picture. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

May 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father help us through our time here and thank only of your loving touch. Amen 

May 21
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

May 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 21
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Please Lord, help me run my race faithfully and finish the course well. In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

May 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and make me steadfast in this race of life. Help me see the big picture and be in tune with what You are doing during my generation. Help me finish my race well. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! Have a blessed weekend everyone :)

May 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for giving me the strength to run the race 

May 21
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

As a runner and having done half marathons (I'm only half crazy!), I understand about just finishing. I'm happy not to finish last or get swept. But I pray the whole way. I know I can't finish without my God. The same is for my spiritual race, I pray the whole way and know that I can't finish without my God. He us forever with me in all that I do. There are days when my mouth gets in gear before my brain dies and I have to ask for forgiveness. May we all run our race in faith and praying to our God above that He stays with us.

May 22
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me be a good Christian Amen

May 22
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to lead me in a way I can finish this race,strengthen and make me steadfast while I run this race today. Thanking You for all Your blessings and care. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both. 

May 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

May 22
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Father God please help me to finish this race that i have begun and to get to the finish line!

 

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