This year has been filled with changes in our lives. Some of the changes have been great and some difficult. The greatest struggle when life starts up a new pathway is that we don’t know what lies ahead. One change for me has been retiring from my small business and taking a part time job in a store. I had been tracking my daily steps over the last year because my wife and I like to see if we are meeting our daily goals when we walk. Since starting at a large store I was astonished that now my step counter often shows me at 150% of my goal. I have to admit that I was pretty impressed with myself until I stopped to wonder what numbers a marathon runner must have not only in their race but in their daily training. In Hebrews the Bible gives guidance for how we are to keep in shape for the race ahead.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
What kind of race are you running today?