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Bread for the Journey

Running the race, our granddaughter loves to run, it has become a part of her life. In running a race you need to train for it, any runner will tell you that you will need discipline and consistency and that you will have to work through the pain of sore muscles in order to run the race to the finish line.
As in the Christian life we need to be disciplined and consistent in training for the race of life. We need to read God's word, absorb it, and apply it to our lives so that we can run the race of life to the finish line. We will experience painful times but it is through these times that God provides the energy to overcome and in this process our faith will grow stronger. We will rejoice and enjoy our training in following God's teachings.
Fix your eyes on Jesus and keep running the race for Him.

Hebrews 12:11-13 NIV

11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[a] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.


  1. Thank you so much for the post Grandma! I love taking bible versus and relating them to my passion. BUT I still want to take you out there with me at one point ;) Love you! - Kaila

  2. This was a timely posting for me as I came back from a 5k walk... the discipline and persistence of moving my body even if not at a run. I have been of a United Church group in the Maritimes, 'Runners United,' which participated in the Bluenose Marathon Charity Challege( past two years. We combined faith, fitness and fundraising and raised almost 15,000 for the Mission and Service of the United Church of Canada.

  3. What a motivating and inspiring application! I have always equated physical fitness with spiritual discipline as there are so many parallels! We have to stretch and challenge our muscles and it takes a daily discipline to be "fit" 4 life! :) Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to come and share in these principles with other special ladies!

  4. I can well relate Betty. I love watching your granddaughter, not only run, but also running her spiritual race. Great analogy.
    The last words on your post, "Fix your eyes on Jesus" are the words written on my baton that my mom handed to me prior her passing.

  5. AMEN! Kaila is so blessed to have you as her grandma!

  6. Isn't she just a doll? ;) She has definitely been an inspiration to me on a daily basis! Great analogy! :)


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