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Let’s Stay On Track

Hebrews 12:1 “. . . and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” 

Today we are running in a race and we don’t know how long it will be, nor how far we will have to run. It will not end until the hour we shed these earthly bonds. When the race ends, if we have run according to the rules set by God, we will receive as our prize a home in glory with God and the redeemed (Phil. 4:13-14).

The track we’re running on is called, “the world,” strewn with all manner of difficulties, temptations and sins that seek to block our way to a successful finish. Only through patience and perseverance will we be able to endure the adverse conditions and emerge victorious. Patience will allow our hearts to rejoice under all conditions. The God we love and trust, the God we serve, the God to whom we have committed ourselves is in control.


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“Batten Down The Hatches”

“. . . for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev 6:17 NASU).

 

Today, I took our Maltese for a walk; it was overcast. A woman at her car asked if it was going to rain. I said, “Looks like it.” She said, “It’s time to batten down the hatches.” It has been a while since I heard this expression. It originally meant to secure a ship’s hatch-tarpaulins, the coverings in the openings of the deck of a ship, especially when rough weather was expected. It is now a figurative expression meaning to prepare for a difficulty or crisis.


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Recapturing Our Innocence As Children

“Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven ” (Matthew 18:3).

We all would like to capture our innocence as children back. A time when life was pure and simple. What a sad day when Adam and Eve lost their innocence in the garden. As parents, we try to protect our children’s innocence as long, and as much as we can.


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