In the Very Now of the Race…

Stretching…

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Elongates muscles, conditions, improves range and motion, gives increased energy, enhances coordination, and improves posture.

And gives a greater sense of well being.

Stretching prepares for future use and overuse.

And although pain in the stretching…

If held through the tension, there is a settling.

So too spiritual stretching…

A necessity.

Reading the Word and pondering a difficult passage…

Saying no to a temptation to live less than one’s dignity…

Reaching out to another against the feelings of “do I have to”?…

So many ways…

Spiritual stretching

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Enlarges the heart…

Conditions our thoughts…

Improves our “range of motion reaching out to others”…

Increases spiritual energy and corrects our Godly posture…

Helps us to grow in the truth “I am God’s beloved”…

And prepares us for whatever battle will be fought that day.

We are professional athletes in the spiritual realm…

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Running a race in which we already know the prize to be given.

The victory celebration will come soon…

But you have to STRETCH your very self in the “now” of the race.

And if there’s pain….stick with the tension until you gain the peace of the stretch!

May we all one day be able to say from the heart,

“I have competed well;  I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim 4:7

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2 thoughts on “In the Very Now of the Race…

  1. I have to laugh at how God makes a bible passage/message known to me and keeps leading it to me over and over, it’s amazing. Thank you for your wonderful reminder, I am much blessed by receiving it! ❤

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