Y&F Day 22

30 October 2013

EYES FIXED ON THE ONE WHO KNOWS NO END
(Love Goes On)

“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT)

Usain Bolt – the World’s Fastest Man.

He is the first man to hold both the 100 and 200 metres World Sprinting records, the first man to hold 6 Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World Champion. In 2009 he ran 100 metres in just 9.58 seconds – the fastest time ever recorded. Basically, in the time it takes you to tie your shoe laces, he’s already run the length of your school oval!!

The Bible tells us that the Christian life is very much like a race. And we all know that every race has a beginning and an end. Our race began when God gave us a fresh start in Jesus, and one day our race will come to an end.

The cool thing is that God has “marked out the race” ahead of us – determined our features, our passions, the things we would be naturally gifted at, the purpose of our lives, so on and so on.

As Christians we have the power to not only run our race, but to run it WELL, by placing our lives daily in the hands of Jesus Christ and all He did for us on the Cross.

Our eyes are not fixed on those around us, but on God Himself. So there is no competition, no comparison – we don’t run to win against others, we run to finish what God has for us, because He has already won the whole race.

Today, let us fix our “eyes” – our attention, our time, our focus – on Jesus, who has no end to everything we need, in order to run in this exciting adventure of a race marked before us!