1 Corinthians 9:24 Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
When defeat seems to be nipping at our heals…. The enemy is an ankle biter at best.. Dangerous, yet DEFEATABLEAMEN
Have you ever had anyone in the bleachers or audience just for you, or have you been there for someone else? What a wonderfully amazing thing, even among the many outside distractions in this world, we can still hear and recognize that familiar voice, encouraging us to do our best! You know how special you are when someone takes time out to be there for you!
Listen….Don’t you hear the voice of your Father with the angels standing around Him…All cheering you on… You can do it! Just a little bit more!
Look at that finish line approaching… Just when you’re so sweaty from running so hard, panting, having run up, down, over and under steep mountains and deep valleys of life, Who do you spy with your squinting little eye? The smiling, welcoming face of your Precious Father,awaiting at the thresh hold of Eternity, with His arms wide open, to grab you up and say “Well done!”
Thank You, Father God
For cheering us on
For writing Scripture to encourage us
For sending friends our way to hold us accountable
Lord, we just ask for every child represented here
that You will open up their eyes, their minds to you
Their heart to Your Word
Pick us up, we pray, when we fall
Dust us off
In the Name of Jesus, we rebuke the fear of failure and
An attitude of defeat
Set us upright to continue running the course You have set before us
The road leading to You
Although we are weary,Father
Even when we think we have tried everything
Lord, we will obey
We will go out again and cast our nets
In the Name of the Most High, Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqvk6rw5yGw “Running the Race”