‘You’ve all been to the stadium & 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.’ 1 Corinthians 9v24-25 [MSG]

Do you know that when you start a marathon you can’t see the finish line? That sounds a lot like life with Jesus. What’s our focus then? Getting that gold medal! It’s too easy to be distracted by scenery, discouraged by the long road or desperate from tired, sore muscles. What do you need to run with purpose today?



Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. Ephesians 1:3-5

Who am I? I am someone who stands under the incredible blessing that God pours out. I am someone that existed in God’s heart before anything began. I am someone who has been chosen by God for himself. I am someone who is fully in right-relationship with God – now. I am the adopted child of a cosmic Father… IF – I have even the smallest amount of faith in Jesus. If I have believed what Jesus has said about me is true. It’s good news! And true. #andrewv