Runners, Take Your Mark . . .

God and Sports

Usain Bolt in starting blocks

So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.   1 Corinthians 9:26- 27

New Living Translation

At the beginning of a race, especially a sprint, runners must take their mark. Taking your mark means getting into position and positioning your mind, body and spirit for the task at hand. Getting into position and positioning yourself for the race is as important as the race itself. In a sprint, a bad start can be horrendous, and a false start can disastrous, leading to disqualification.  And so a good start is not a bad thing.

At the beginning of the year we look forward to the promise and the pledge of the coming days and weeks and months.  For most of…

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