Rest in Jesus on Unknown Paths
We will all have illnesses or injuries in these human bodies, don’t wait for those times to draw closer to Him and spend more time with Jesus.
The time is today, the call for you to draw closer to Jesus is today.
There is nothing in this world like being filled and surrounded by the presence of Jesus
Are you in the Right Zone?
For the first time, it didn’t bother me that my heart rate shot up because I had to run faster or climb hills.
I simply ran with the Lord, and I finished my run wearing a smile and knowing that I was in the right zone.
Our commitment to GOD should be reflective of His unconditional love bestowed upon us.
Jesus loved us so much that He was committed to us until His last breath on Earth.
Victory Through Christ!
after loss, there is still life and love; after hurt, there is still hope and healing; after pain, there is still peace and purpose; and after chaos, there is comfort and clarity.
Hard Feet and a Soft Heart
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you” (Matt 6:33).
Hard feet and soft hearts develop when we walk in God’s priorities and His gospel message.
Training in Godliness
An athlete in training and a coach knows that there will be plenty of self-sacrifice when training and coaching in their sport.
If we desire to advance and perform well, wise decisions, prioritization and following a plan will set the stage for success.
This is true if we desire to follow Jesus and do what matters most.
When You Pray (Part 2)
Prayer is not so much getting our way as it is aligning to His.
This may not be what you want to hear, but it just is.
When You Pray (Part 1)
Avoid vain repetitions, many words; and a fixed, empty, rote repetition.
Long prayers do not mean more spirituality or more impressive
Remember Our Identity
As children of God, we have the capacity to hear His voice. There will be times when we don’t understand or hear from God. Wait on Him.
Walking with Jesus
God hears us and speaks back.
It’s in that still small voice that when looking for a sermon to listen to, you hear, “you need that one today”.
Or when in prayer over someone, you hear, “text or call this person”.
Ultimately, it is our privilege and blessing to obey, to walk with God in peace.
Deeper with Him
As we spend time praying, God will speak to our hearts and it is from here that we start developing deeper relationships with him.
God had never intended for us to figure out life on our own.
Humanity needs the revelations from God in order to make sense of what is happening around us.
A.S.K. FOR WHAT?
We all know to ask and to pray.
But when we do not receive answers fast enough, do we find ourselves asking “Pray for what?”.
Or if God already knows, then “A.S.K. for what?”
Even so, although we know to ask, do we know what to ask for?
You can run at your pace and chat with God as and when you feel inspired to.
Do you know what’s better?
It’s ok when you’re digging deep, tackling a steep hill and your words are few, because God hears our heart.
Designed to Worship
We are designed to worship Him all the way to the finish line by racing to the best of our ability and giving it our all.
In this race of life, we have one shot.
Knowing this, how are you going to run?
Designed to Finish the Race
In any race we are going to get tired, weary, discouraged, distracted and lost. So, how to we really finish the race?
Designed to run together
Being under the mentorship of a strong believer can help build up the new believer, just as how being with a strong runner can help the novice runner run better.
Designed to Reign
If you want to reign like you were designed to, you’ll have to be disciplined. Those who reign must learn to accept the corrective discipline of God.
Designed to Forgive and Forget
Jesus says to forgive seventy times seven times. For forgiveness flows through us, being designed to receive grace and give grace to others.
Designed to Hear His Voice!
God desires us to make time, make room for Him, for communion, for worship, for a willing ear and heart to listen to His agendas.
Designed for the Win
Whatever struggle, delay, dejection and discouragement I experienced and encountered, it was to make me stronger in relationship with God.
Designed to Spur
Let us run, not just physically, but spiritually! Throw off any sin clinging to us in our lives, encouraging one another to grow in the Lord Jesus!
Designed to Change
We must adapt, change, and reevaluate what we are doing to be purposeful in strengthening and developing our relationship with God.
COMING BACK STRONGER!
No matter how fast or slow your pace, no matter how far or how short your route, if you run, you are a runner!
Food & Freedom
Judgement creates barriers and walls in our already hypersensitive society, making it increasingly difficult to have civil discussions openly.
Spurring you on!
We can care for our body and glorify God by regularly exercising, eating healthily, and getting enough sleep.
Did you know too that when we exercise, we can turn to the scriptures as our source of encouragement and inspiration?
Reflection on the C.R.O.S.S
5 weeks of C.R.O.S.S (Crucifixion, Resurrection, Obedience, Sacrifice and Salvation) devotions have created a lasting impact on my heart.
They have drawn me in to reflect upon His goodness and it has transformed my walk with God and relationships with friends and family.
RUN TO WIN
Life on earth is a finite race we are gifted by Him to run. We are exhorted to apply ourselves wholeheartedly to running and finishing well.
Run by Faith, with Hope & in Love
We should be hopeful, having expectations and a desire for his word to be completed in our lives, that we will get to that finish line.
TAKE TIME TO SHARPEN THE AXE
Sometimes when runners schedule a ‘Rest day’, they feel guilty. Yes, that’s right, but why is this? I suspect it is because…
Salvation – A Precious Gift
We are saved by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our response to Salvation should be to honour him, in all things, including our health.
Sacrifice – Addicted to love
Do you have an addiction? A question we need to ask ourselves is whether we are addicted to this world and the things that come with it?
Obedience – Assignment Focused
Do you know your Kingdom assignments here on earth?
You have a unique assignment given to us to be fulfilled in our lifetime.
Resurrection – A Victory Mindset
When you are born again, you are born anew, into a new life with new purposes and mindsets. Your real race finally starts.
Crucifixion – Make Changes, not Excuses.
Why would someone be crazy enough to make his way to the cross in order to be crucified? But this choice affected and changed the world.
New Season, New Trail
I had combed every corner of this place, the trails along the creek, the long winding loops that gracefully lace the perimeter of the park; I had even explored some of the newer trails on the far side of the river, so I was surprised when the Lord led me to take this trail.
It was one I surely passed hundreds of times before, but it had been kept hidden from my notice.
Running out of love
We cannot run out of love, because God is love and when we abide in Him, He abides in us. If we know Him, we know love.
Insanity is “trying the same old things and expecting different results”. If there is pain when you run, you should alter your training.
Race to be Ready – Marathons & Motherhood
Taking a slower speed to navigate the challenges and complete the race is not a sign of weakness or retreat;
Giving up is.
We are like Dandelions
Allow God to do a surgery in our hearts, transforming our lives, then our ‘deaths’ will bring life to many more around us.
We were never meant to run alone or finish the race as a lone runner.
we will encounter failures at times in our running and other areas of our life.
It is at such times the ‘enemy’ will gloat over us, but let’s put it all in perspective – We may have had a bad day, but a bad day doesn’t make a bad life!
Remember that there is forgiveness with God and there is no failure that will ever separate us from God’s love.
Life – A Run of Endurance
I have learned much from my years of racing since 2015, not forgetting the various injuries that I have suffered and the pain that goes with it.
I often ask this question – God, will I be able to run normally again?
PRESSING THROUGH HEADWINDS
Tough seasons should not be avoided as they bring out the best in us.
God would rather sacrifice your comfort in order to develop your character!
Run with your CROSS!
Do we really believe what we claim when things get tough? Do we follow our Lord when everything crumbles around us?
Run with Joy
Joy is a fruit of the spirit. It can’t be faked, and it is not dependent on the circumstances you face.
It has to be cultivated, and it is bore out of an intimate relationship with Christ.
Building the engine, perfecting the self
To achieve one’s dream target race timing, the intuitive thing to do is to train and run faster. Is that a wise strategy to adopt?
For anyone who has never done a proper push up, even 5 repetitions is a torture. But in order to gain, one has to build up and do more.
For a fleeting moment on that creepy trail, I had felt alone and vulnerable, but then when I remembered I was running with six others, my fears dissipated and disappeared.
Red, yellow and green!
Have you even been in a situation where God told you clearly, “HEY, WATCH MY RED LIGHT!”, and you went ahead anyway? Were you disappointed or angry when that plan failed?
Rules and rituals are there for a reason, but it is never to replace the need to love one another.
Religion, apart from loving people, is not only pointless – it displeases the Lord.
Ultimately, it has to do with the motives of our hearts – why we do what we do.
Be a Reflector!
What are you reflecting? What do your actions or inactions reflect to others? Are you deflecting others from getting to know the King? Be it running or going about your daily activities – Have you been reflecting the One who created you?
Crisis or Christ Is?
What is a crisis to you? How do you cope with one? The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has turned out to one of the biggest crisis faced in the history of humankind. The last time the earth was so impacted globally was when God sent the great flood and allowed Noah and his family to survive.