Hi there friends! Whooeee– I tell ya what… It sure is nice to be back to the world of wireless internet. (It makes blogging a lot more efficient too!)
Now that my Friday technology status has been established, here is what that really means– we are back to playing along with Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo.
Each Friday (ok, any Friday that I have legit technology and can blog on the spot) I link up with sweet Lisa-Jo. She gives us a prompt and we write– for five minutes flat. No over thinking. No need for perfection. Just write.
It’s a grand time. And a great exercise to get in shape (that doesn’t require specific workout clothes or sweating.)
Ready to get started? Cool. Let’s get crackalackin.
Today’s Prompt: RACE
The weather is cool and the sun has just shown its face over the horizon. People are starting to gather, some relaxed, acting as if it’s just another day while other pace nervously about. Time ticks by slowly… last-minute adjustments are being made… then its go time…
Welcome to race day.
There’s nothing like a race to get your adrenaline pumping! Granted, I am not much of a competitive racer by any means– I have run a few 5Ks, but never really to win it. (Hey, the fact that this asthmatic can run 3.1 miles without stopping is a win for me. I take what I can get!) I cheer on my lil bro at his cross-country meets when I can, I have been to the Indianapolis speedway and to Church Hill Downs.
Just something bout a race that gets us all revved up.
However, I’ve always preferred to be the cheerleader, not the participant– but in the last few years, God has invited me to run a race– with Him.
HIS RACE. Running after Him, towards that finish line.
I have to admit, some days I feel like a champ. (Bring on the roses and champagne!) Other days, I definitely rock the underdog title. (Water?! Please? ARE WE THERE YET!?!) Regardless, of our talents, skills or abilities, we can cling this truth: with Him as our coach, our cheerleader, our guide, our trainer, even our water boy– we can all win THIS race.
And I don’t know about you– but the concept crossing that finish line and receiving our heavenly reward (bling bling!) in the form of “Well done, my good and faithful servant” is the most motivating race strategy EVER.
So here’s to running our race– in it to win it– and rocking that heavenly bling.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, my dear readers… How is your race with Christ going today? Are you feeling fresh and charged? Or tired and sweaty? Or perhaps needing a pit stop? When you finish His race someday, what do you think YOUR heavenly bling will look like? I always love to hear from you all– it sweetens my day. Leave a comment below 🙂
Prayers and love to you all!!
And the race is on,
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7