We all face choices everyday…at this time of the year we often reflect on our lives. As I look back we are usually faced with the choice of being in the “rat” race of life or choosing a Spirit filled race with Jesus at the center. The difference being in the rat race we chase after money and possessions, we strive to control everything. In the Spirit led race of faith we surrender our earthly desires to the Lord and are more open to His will for our lives which is focused on relationships. Which way are we running…toward life on earth or toward eternal life?
“Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”