Life, Faith & Running
". . . let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
(Hebrews 12:1, NIV)
(Hebrews 12:1, NIV)
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Brothers and sisters, in Christ, we have hope. We have the one answer that changes everything: Jesus came into this world and changed everything, and invited us into a relationship with him so that we could access power from heaven to continue his work of reconciliation and restoration in this broken world.
We hold the light of the world in our hearts, the message of hope on our lips, and the healing power of Christ raised from the dead in our hands. But none of these are meant for us to keep to ourselves. None of these have been earned out of merit or heritage. Rather, by grace, we have each come to an understanding of the saving truth of Christ as savior of our souls, giver of unending hope, provider of perfect peace, and healer of the broken-hearted.
What are we doing to give truth, grace, hope, peace and healing away to the people in the hurting world around us?
Yes, it is a big and unpredictable world we live in. Where do we start?
His divine POWER has given us EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness THROUGH our KNOWLEDGE of HIM who called us by his own GLORY and GOODNESS. THROUGH THESE he has given us his VERY GREAT and precious PROMISES, SO THAT through them you may PARTICIPATE in the divine nature and ESCAPE the CORRUPTION of the world caused by evil desires.
Friends, we have what we need to bring hope, peace and truth to a desperate and hurting generation.
Are you willing to pray this prayer and act on it?
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
We who are in Christ are ALL able. But are we willing to be sent?
Jesus is what the world needs.
You have EVERYTHING you need. You were designed and set right where you are for such a time as this. He trusts you with his promises and his message. The best escape from the corruption of the world around us is to live on mission for the Gospel. This is our calling and our charge: to know the truth, to find our freedom in this truth, and bring this truth to the ends of the earth.
Free people are set free to go and lead others to freedom. With great freedom comes great responsibility and purpose and power.
Teammates, let's live into the greatness of the freedom we've been given in Christ. We've been given this gift so that we can bring it to others.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Her family and friends know her as, Jaci. She is the wife of a pastor, a mom of four, writing and communications education instructor, a visionary and an avid runner. As a firm believer in the power and effectiveness of the body of Christ united together to live out the Great Commission, she holds fast to this verse, "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). Of equal importance to her are these words, "...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1).
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