Day 78: Run for God

20130509-050554.jpg “I press on toward the goal toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14

My morning devotion reminded me of my first brick training. The writer stated, “I know who I am and I know what I must do.” This realization came to him once he came to know Christ.

A little over a month ago, I started training for my first triathlon. The past weeks required that I modify my workouts to integrate cycling, so I decided to head over to the middle school to start some brick training, which included some bike/run intervals. I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say that it is a whole new level of training that this 39 year-old body is not used to. I found myself looking down at my Garmin and even place my visor as a mile marker to help me remember where I started and stopped a mile. It helped me keep track of where I was biking and running on each interval.

Our daily objectives are also mile markers to help us keep track of where it is we are running-objectives of stronger families, better relationships, better health. Each morning, we are beginning a new interval, a back and forth sprint through each day. Off to work, school, gym. Line by line, by line, but if we remember who we are in Christ, then we know what we must do for Him. Everything we strive for should point toward the goal that lies ahead-and what an amazing goal it is. It meant spoke to me personally each time I reached for my visor, which had the description of my goal embroidered, “Run for God.”

What keeps you on track of where you are running?

Do you feel that God is leading you to do something for Him?

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