Good News Only Friday- 1/15/21

Verse of the Week

My New Years Day run is a tradition I love. It sets the tone for the year and gets the ball rolling in the right direction. I track my miles each year, so making the first entry into a fresh run log satisfies the spreadsheet nerd within me. Benefits on top of benefits!

I’ve run it on mild days and frigid days. I’ve run it feeling 100% and run it with flu-like symptoms. But I can’t say I’ve ever run it with a broken foot before! In true 2020 fashion, I suffered a Jones fracture in my right foot while playing tennis on the night before Thanksgiving. I had resigned myself to pedaling on my stationary bike on NewYears, but that wasn’t going to cut it.

We’re moving forward in 2021. It’s a fresh year, and today is the day the Lord has made! I crutched/hobbled/hopped my way to mark that first mile in my run log. As I struggled along, Hebrews 12:1 was on my mind. No one ever said that the Christian life would be easy. It’s not like our problems just go away when we give our lives to Christ. Some might even get worse. But we’re instructed to run the race set before us with endurance! We’ve got the joy of the Lord within us whether things are going our way or not. 

As we head into the new year, I want to encourage you to run your race with endurance. Talk to Jesus about your problems and allow the Holy Spirit to come into your life and help you out!

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