run

1 Corinthians 9:24

'run in such a way as to get the prize...'

ACT. DO. GO. RUN.

don't wait. sit. sleep. watch.

princess bride is up there on my top 5 movie list.  remember when prince humperdink finds wesley and princess buttercup and princess buttercup basically bargains for wesley's life.  she says:  'will you promise not to hurt him?'  and prince humperdink says, 'i swear it will be done'.  but of course he's lying.  and once the princess is gone the prince tells the 6 fingered man to take wesley to the pit of despair and the 6 fingered man says, ' i swear it will be done'.  and wesley says, 'we are men of action, lies to not become us.' well, i always loved that part!  it shows, quite obviously, who is truly good, and who is not.  what am i?  what are you?  are we doers?  people of action? or do we sit on the sidelines, watching. waiting. snoozing.  the Bible says in James 1:22..." do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves, DO WHAT IT SAYS!" the Message says: ' don't let the Word go in one ear and out the other. ACT on what you hear!'

in  The Message version, 1 corinthians 9:24 reads like this:

"You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. RUN TO WIN. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally.

I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself."

are you running today?  or have you been sitting on the sidelines watching the race?  let this scripture inspire you to action.



ps.  there is an action-inspiring website called www.exodusfitnessretreats.com

i hope to partner with them in some way in the future!