Saturday, December 31, 2016

Run After Our Salvation

Christopher McDougall, author of “Born to Run,” made this observation:

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

As I read this, my mind immediately applied this to our spirituality. The question popped into my mind, "Are we running after our salvation and exaltation?" Satan and his followers, both seen and unseen, sure are running after us and if we are not faster than they are, we will become their prey. I know that I have stopped for breath, and after reading this quote I am back running, trying to make up for lost ground.

Let us not just run to save or own lives, let us vow today that we will run in the service of our God, being clothed with His Spirit and power, and not let even one soul within our reach and influence fall behind. We can and must do this. Imagine the embrace in heaven with those of whom we came to the rescue, snatching them from the very jaws of the great lion himself. Eternal tears of gratitude and love will be shed, and we will have glory added upon our heads.



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