26 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 176_Endurance
183 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-December 3, 2014
Day 176- Short Pump, Virginia: Endurance
There are two elements that it takes to win a foot race, training and endurance. If we do not train properly, our body and mind will break down which will cause us anyone to fail if we are not ready. If we quit we will not finish the race and we will perish. Life is all about strength and survival of the fittest. Life is all about the will to endure whatever is thrown our way. That is why the single most important element of following Christ is “endurance”. Without endurance we will want to fall asleep like the Disciples of Jesus in the Garden. They tried and tried, but they too fell short of what God asked of them.
Not one man or woman is perfect, and we must realize the importance of this element as we continue on our journey through the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. It is not the fastest or the brightest follower of Christ that wins the race. It is not the strongest or the most devout Christian that wins the race. It is the people of God who love their neighbor, as they love themselves. It is the man or woman who stands up in the face of adversity, for the Cross-that Jesus Christ was persecuted on.
In order to gain the Kingdom of God we must endure at all cost. Excuses and debate gets us nowhere. Truth and faith is what will set us free at the end of the day. Who wants it bad enough? That is why they say the slow and steady win the race. Anyone can stand on a mountain and proclaim God, but who proclaims God in the private place that only we get to experience the true value of our relationship with our Lord and Savior? The Kingdom of God is for everyone, but will we choose the road that leads us home?
Reflection Day #176
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: