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Carry The Baton

Diligence is the key.

Many fail to persevere; they look for instant answers to deep questions. The answers will come when you have faith to receive; when in your faith you believe. But first My Word must become rooted down in your soul, for your body to be made whole.

“–and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19

Yes, you may ascent to My Scriptures and say you believe, but you must know them in your heart–truly own them to receive.

The Cross was the beginning–

your point of acknowledgment, for I pass the baton to you. Run your race empowered by My Grace, for all good things have been added unto you.

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” I Corinthians 9:24

“–but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature be thus minded; and if in anything you are otherwise minded, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.” Philippians 3:13a-16

“–let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1b-2

The depth that you go, will determine what you know–

empowering you to grow.

When the child is a man–then he shall understand, that the treasure was his all along.

“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no better than a slave, though he is the owner of all the estate; but he is under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. so with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe.

But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.” Galatians 4:1-7

When you rightfully take your place,

still standing in My Grace, but receiving all, truly all–you’ll own what I give–truly to live, the victory that was yours all along.

Now pass the baton.

“For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.

‘For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.” Hebrews 10:36-39

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” II Corinthians 2:14

“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:11-14

 

 

See It Through

Many runners use a term to describe a moment in their run called, ‘hitting the wall’. They say this when it feels like they cannot go on; for if they were to continue, they would surely fall. But those who ‘know’ push past the wall–they push past the wall, for they will not fall. My help is there to see them through.

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.

For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:3-11

Run the race that you might win!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one beating the air; but I pommel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” I Corinthians 9:24-27

Discipline and courage are power tools to stay the course, to see it through. a runner knows that they might fall without proper shoes; proper footing through it ALL.

“The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.” Psalms 37:31

Be prepared, keep in step.

Walk in My Light, not before Me–

don’t get ahead; you’re not to lead Me, for I know what’s ahead. Don’t lag behind, for that is where discouragement lies, but right here beside…

A Friend all the way.

The road is not easy and sometimes it’s still, but there’s guaranteed Blessing on the path of My Will. Be not bewildered, for this many have stopped, and failed to start again in the way they should walk.

The road may be rocky, crooked or straight, but I take the path that leads to the Gate.

So run the race, no matter what comes before; for I AM the one who opened that door…

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” I Peter 4:12-13

“–let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” Hebrews 12:1b-4

See it through–

‘See’ your way through!

“Yea, thou dost light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. Yea, by thee I can crush a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God–his way is perfect; the promise of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?–the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and set me secure on the heights.

He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right hand supported me, and thy help made me great. Thou didst give a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.” Psalms 18:28-36

“May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” I Thessalonians 5:23-24

 

 

The Fiery Trial

Do not think it strange, the fiery trial, when it comes upon you; for I have delivered you before, and I will deliver you again. The tests and trials not only try your faith, but serve to prove your stance. If you were never to meet adversity, how then would you know where you stand?

  • Is your faith strong or weak?
  • Does your future look bleak, when trials appear?
  • Does depression cloud that once happy heart?

All of these and many more, are ‘questions’ of the heart. But remember this, you who struggle with life;  just as ‘suddenly’ this trial appeared, the end will be in sight.

For I know the beginning and the end

Of this you may be sure.

And I will surely watch out, for one whose heart, to Me remains so pure.

So if your life should throw you a curve, of a kind you did not expect

Bear this in mind–Be still and find, that it’s not you I would reject. But the one who puts you to the test, an enemy, that’s for sure. For he is jealous, and seeks to slay, the one who is so pure.

Therefore, stand tall, and do not give the devil any due. For he is the one I did reject–certainly it wasn’t you!

Fear not My dear one, and be not dismayed

for as you know, this too shall pass

your faith won’t be delayed!

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” I Peter 4:12-13

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalms 46:10-11

“But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were open, and every one’s fetters were unfastened.” Acts 16:25-26

“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted of God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one.” James 1:12-13

“When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.–” Isaiah 43:2-3a

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8