Posted by: karanoel | June 3, 2011

Run kara run

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

I feel like a runner with my head down, focused and determined. There’s been some wind and discouragement. I’ve hit some walls. I started thinking it might be nicer to take an easier road and was warming up to the idea of a normal, uneventful life. Nothing wrong with that. Unless God made me for something different, in which case I would miss out on the part of the story he’s calling me to play.

I was thinking recently about standing in the holiness of God at the end of my life and my seemingly inevitable response of, “If only I had known…”  I’m sure there are many things I will know in that day that, had I known here on this earth, would have caused me to do life so differently. Another thought, which holds the  weight of my determination, hit me almost simultaneously. It was that I can know on this side of heaven. He wants me to know on this side of heaven… of his love, of his power, of the significance of his sacrifice… things that will dramatically change the course of my existence; things that will change the course of others so they can stand before the throne of God, accepted.

This is just a quick, lunchtime post and I have more to say later. But, for now, I’d like to remind the scoundrel of an enemy that a great and mighty King has already won, and I’m on His team.


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