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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Friday, July 26, 2019

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” — 2 Timothy 4:7

The Right Way To Run

When deciding to run a marathon, many athletes strive to run the entire 26.2 miles without walking even a step. There are some running experts, however, who disagree with that goal, saying it’s better to alternate running and walking to prevent injuries.

There are clearly different tactics and opinions about how to run the best race, be it a marathon or a sprint. However, when it comes to the race of life, God has some clear guidelines for us.

“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…” — Hebrews 12:1

And look at what Paul says in 1 Corinthians:

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” — 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Are you running the race God set before you in such a way that you may win? Seek the Lord and His face and run the race of faith to glorify Him.

— Roxanne Robbins

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