TODAY’S WORD FOR YOU, 7-13-15
PRESS FORWARD, SOLDIERS OF GOD!
We are in a battle where the outcome is already predetermined!
Fight the good fight of faith and keep your eyes on the FINISH LINE!
‘. . . press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.’ (Phil 3:14)
The weary old runner wouldn’t give up, but kept pressing on even after the crowd had passed him by many hours before. His eyes kept looking for the finish line; he had been in this race since 5:00 a.m. when the starting shot rang out and sent 30,000 runners off on the 26.2 mile race. The winner from the country of Kenya clocked in at a little over 2 hours. As the sun went down and the day turned to dusk and nearly all of the runners were gone, some folks were looking for him and they witnessed the unbelievable sight of the elderly Japanese man staggering in, accompanied on each arm by two faithful friends. He finished the Honolulu Marathon and CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE!!! It took him all of 15 hours from start to finish. His photo was on the front page of the Honolulu Advertiser 10 or so years ago.
I’ve told this story in the Philippines to exhort the believers to encourage one another in the faith and to press onward as stalwart soldiers of the LORD, NOT breaking our ranks!
We are going to win because GOD FIGHTS FOR US! THE BATTLE IS HIS and the VICTORY IS OURS! Praise the Lord! \o/
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