THE JOURNEY…

October 17, 2008

Take a quick look back and see how far you have come in just one year. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his ways” (Psalm 37:23). It is amazing to recognize the progress we have made in the Lord. How you have grown! What you have learned! What you have completed! Hey, you have come a long way in just one year.

The Journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step.

Any endeavor worth pursuing will take persistence. The call and destiny upon your life will not be completed without facing obstacles. Hey, that is why our God has asked us to “walk by faith.”

Since finishing the Chicago marathon last Sunday, I have been asked what got me started with the desire to run over 26 miles? Well, after talking with some friends, Barry and Chris, Aunt Linda from New Orleans, and reading about Oprah (if she can run so can I), who all told of their experiences of running, I made that choice. Honestly, when I first started, I could barely run 1 mile. But with a goal of finishing in mind, I set out on a journey of training to run.

“The rewards of completion out weighed the pains of discipline.” No matter what road God has asked you to take, it all begins with the step of faith. Keep stepping with trust on the journey that God’s path takes you on. You are a finisher… Larry

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