Run by Faith, with Hope & in Love

Written by Jessica Puerto (Florida, USA)

Jessica Peurto is a single momma of two blessed girls and a full time paralegal, from Florida, USA. She loves to help others and cannot stand injustice. Her passions include running and worshipping the Lord. She has seen God’s hand through His healing, protection and provision.

May 3, 2022

Every day is a gift from God and every day brings us another day closer to us seeing the King.
Thus, run as if it was our last day.
We must give the best of ourselves each time our feet hit the pavement or treadmill.
We must live to GLORIFY the father, and do all things to make our Abba Father proud. 
We must run by faith and not by sight.
We must embrace hope that strengthens us to run confidently and victoriously.
We must be running vessels of God’s love every day, loving Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
That should be our greatest goal, amen?

Mark 12:30 (NIV)

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

In everything that we love to do, we must reflect the love of God.
If we keep his most important instruction to love Him above it all, we will strive to live to be a reflection of Jesus and not stumble.
Whether it be at work, within our family, running a race or perhaps perfecting our personal relations. 
In everything we do, we should strive to be the best we can be or do.
We must look within ourselves and strive to do the things Jesus did on Earth.
  We should part ourselves from the things that displeases our Abba Father, to do things that will make him proud, whether it be accomplishing a goal, keeping your word, or live a life pleasing to him.    

In 1 Corinthians 13:13, we learn that faith, hope and love are three things that last forever. 
As such, we should live in faith and in confidence of what we hope for but not see. 

Faith that God’s word shall prevail and that you and your household will be saved.
As Acts 16:31 states, “They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” 

Faith in believing that His word will be fulfilled in your life. 

Faith in believing that there’s no one greater than he is.  

Faith in believing who you are in Christ. 

Faith in yourself.  

Faith in knowing that your extraneous training will get you towards the end of the race. 

We should be hopeful, having expectations and a desire for his word to be completed in our lives.
We should be hopeful that we will get to that finish line.  

Lastly, the greatest of the three is love as stated in 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Since love is the greatest, we should do everything with love.  Let’s run with the greatest love of all and run to accomplish what we truly love. 

We should be loving people. 

We should love as Christ loves us, his church, his bride. 

We should love what God has given to us. 

We must love and be passionate about what we do, especially that which pleases God. 

We must be His loving reflection.  

Wherever our steps, and run leads us, we must reflect his love, whether it be in our neighbourhood or within the community we run through. 
Ultimately, we must love the Lord unconditionally.
This unconditional love will have us ultimately pierce our eyes on Him and reinforce us.
It will cause us to not stumble and to live to please Him. 
So that when we meet the King at our life’s finish line, He will say “GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT”.

Prayer & Reflection:

  • Which area in your walk with God are you struggling with when it comes to faith, hope and love? 
  • Pray and ask God to baptize you with His love so that your run in this race is done in a pleasing manner to God. 

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