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Friday, October 12, 2012

Race


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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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and  perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross ,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

Oh i'll run
This race
Nestled safetly in amazing grace
I
've made up my mind
And I dont have much time
But i
'll run, Til I Finish
Run 'til I finish
~Smokie Norful

GO:



When my Gayle's mother went to her final rest, she asked me to sing at the funeral. I wanted to honor her mother's fight, courageous to the end, and chose Run Til I Finish, by Smokie Norful. The last few days have had me thinking about running my race, and how I'd like to finish. I've thought more about finishing well, letting the little things go, focusing much more on Grace and much less on things that, in the LONG run, and Lord, I am praying that my run is long if it be Your Will, won't matter. I don't mean to be morbid, but I pray that mine is an honorable life, one well lived. I pray that the hopes and dreams my family had for me will be fulfilled in a way that brings glory and honor to Him whom I serve. I want to see my children grow old. I want to hold my beloved's hand;  wrinkled and still very much in love. I want to laugh with the friends I have today about adventures we can still remember from 50 years ago. I want to believe that I have run this race, and well.

Life is about living forward, and learning backward. I don't want to spend too much time on the backward. I want to live each day fully, learning from it, living in it, and releasing it to memory. I want to feel, at the end of the run, that I have left it all on the floor. I want to run til I finish...but I'm not ready to finish yet. Praying that my years are long, if that is Your Will, and trusting Your Will, whatever may come, those are my assurances that God is Good.

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