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.