In some ways, faith is a walk. In other ways, it's a daily marathon.
1. We train diligently.
"Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever." 1 Corinthians 9: 25
2. Former runners cheer us on.
"Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses ..." Hebrews 12:1
3. We don't let sin slow us down.
"let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles."
4. We stay in second place behind Jesus.
"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." Hebrews 12:1
5. We run like nothing else matters.
"I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me..." Acts 20: 24
We fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7).
Are you running?