Devotions from Judy’s heart

On Sunday Al and I watched part of the Bronco came as we enjoy seeing Tim Tebow play. But since we had 3 pastors coming for retreat I had to record the last half of the game. After the pastors went to bed, Al and I were all excited to watch the finish of the game, even though we were tired. We were so disappointed as my recording cut off at the end of the game when it was tied but failed to show what happened in the over time.  We found out from the news what happened but didn’t get to see the winning pass etc. I thought of our spiritual race and how we may go “great guns” to begin with and then fail to finish the course. What a disappointment. We get tired and give up before the race is over. But Paul tells us in Heb 12:1 to throw off everything that hinders and entangles us so we can run with perseverance the race marked out for us. We are encouraged to fix our eyes on Him and keep the goal in mind that at the end we may say,”I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me o that day.”  ( II tim. 4) Let us not just go part way and give up but go, go, go to the finish line!