Running The Race

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”       Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

This verse talks about running a race and having a goal of winning a prize.  This past year Mom’s Moments has definitely been like running a race.  There have been times when I felt out of breath and times when I got my second wind.  I have experienced joy at getting contributions or adding more names to the mailing list, confusion at how much time and energy to give while maintaining the balance I crave in my family life, encouragement because of the many positive comments we’ve received, and weariness when an idea didn’t work out the way I’d hoped.  But I’m glad to keep running, I see the prize in sight – mothers who are connected, encouraged and supported through the efforts of our team.  God will use whatever we can give for His plans.  I am convinced of that!  And I continue to press on in my own life towards the goal of knowing Jesus more and becoming more like Him every day.  My prize for that is heaven; spending eternity with the One who loves me more than anyone else ever could!  Keep running your race! 

– Written for the October 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments.


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