Monday, June 26, 2017

Run the Race

"Lead me, O LORD, in Thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make Thy way straight before my face" (Psalm 5:8).  "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets" (Proverbs 26:13).  "If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?  And if in the land of peace… then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?" (Proverbs 26:13).  "Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?" (Galatians 5:7). 

The race to which we are assigned
Requires us to find our strength
In Jesus Christ in whom we find
His grace to run throughout its length. 

A lion may be in the way,
And enemies abound therein,
Yet we are called to still obey
To rescue souls yet lost in sin.

The Lord is calling us to run
With strength much greater our own.
We find that strength within the One
Who makes His glory in us known. 

Lord, thank You for abundant grace
Sufficient for the task at hand
As we are called to run the race
With strength You give for each command. 

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