Train insane or remain the same. Isn’t the same true with our daily walk with Christ? If we don’t crack open his Word every day– we remain the same or worse: lose the muscle of our faith.
Even though I have never participated in a marathon, I know you need to practice or run every day in order to reach your goal – that coveted 26.2 miles! You start out slow jogging 2-3 miles then up your mileage steadily. It becomes a habit – a religious practice, if you will.
I want to make my daily walk like a marathon – and, in the end, be a champion for Christ. How beautiful to envision Jesus, in all his glory, placing a gold medallion around your neck and saying, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Let’s think of our faith like a race or a workout. Champions do not become strong without training and conditioning. May we condition our faith with daily exercise and true encouragement from the letters of our Lord! Amen.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12