Monday, March 9, 2015

Get Advice

you hold me by my right hand.and afterward you will take me into glory. - Psalm 73:23-24

"Council and input from fellow runners is valuable... Who we listen to makes a big difference.  The same is true in the Christian life... but believers can learn from the ultimate spiritual Coach... our creator." -- The Runner's Devotional by Dana Nieluchwski and Dave Veerman.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Get Advice

"Plans fail for lack of counsel", - Proverbs 15:22

"What could be difficult or complicated about running?  You just lace up your shoes and take off!

That's how many people think, and to a certain extent it is true. ... But, that doesn't mean it is easy, especially when longer distances are involved.  So getting advice from experts and experienced runners only makes sense.  They can give insight and guidance in every aspect of running, from choosing the right shoes to knowledge of training programs and plans....

Some believers have the same simplistic approach to their relationship with God... so they may try running the Christian race on their own, with no outside input or help.  In doing so, however, they may be unprepared for what lies in their path, or they may take a wrong turn.  The bible offers several encouragements to listen and learn from others, as well as warnings about false teachers who will try to lead us astray."

-- The Runner's Devotional by Dana Nieluchwski and Dave Veerman

Monday, February 16, 2015

Develop a Plan

 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ - Luke 14:28-30

"Your plans for spiritual growth and for running need to be realistic, taking into account all sorts of possibilities." -- The Runner's Devotional by Dana Nieluchwski and Dave Veerman

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Develop a Plan

 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. - Hebrews 5:14

"Anyone can buy a nice outfit, register, get a number, show up at the starting line, cheer when the gun goes off, and maybe run a mile or two.  But only those who have trained by putting in the months and miles will finish the marathon. 

That's the point of Hebrews 5:14....

To go from A to Z in the spiritual life also takes a plan, a training schedule."  -- from The Runner's Devotional by Dana Nieluchwski and Dave Veerman

Monday, January 26, 2015

Create a Goal

"Purpose refers to the ultimate destination....

Goals are the hoped-for results for each of the segments of the journey....

Paul's ultimate goal was to glorify God, taking every thought, word and action captive to the lordship of Christ.  So he ran 'ran with purpose every step.'"

--  The Runner's Devotional by Dana Nielsen how ski & Dave Veerman

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 9:26-27

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 - 1 Timothy 6:11

But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.
1 Timothy 6:11

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Determine Your Purpose

 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. - 1 Timothy 4:7-10