David Jeremiah Daily Devotional October 26 2022
THRME: Running Tips
SCRIPTURE: -Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Outside magazine ran an article on the best running tips of all time, based on forty years of articles. Among the suggestions: (1) Strengthen your whole body; don’t just focus on your legs. (2) Run more hills; it’s good for your hips. (3) Find a routine, then stick to it—maybe even down to wearing the same clothing. (4) Take recovery days seriously.
All those suggestions are true spiritually. In running the race, we need to train ourselves—body, soul, and spirit. Don’t be afraid of the hill ahead. Establish your spiritual routines and stick with them. And learn to rest and recover in Jesus.
Our walk with God is like a race, which we must be prepared to run and to be aware of any challenges that may interfere with our success. A race that is run well has great rewards. We will see Christ one day, so don’t despair about today. Look with faith toward the finish line. Remember God has our future in His secure hands.
We run for Him—for Christ’s glory and for the honor of His name. We run for the advancement of His kingdom.