Looking at three words from a book by Heidi Baker “Living in the Miraculous”
- Past forgiven
- Rest in presence
- Now we are looking at the word Run.
- Aimless running
Kendall Schler was the first woman to cross the finish line of the Go! St. Louis Marathon Sunday, April 12, 2015. She ran through the tape and took a photo with Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. But race officials were immediately suspicious. Four minutes later, the real winner, Andrea Karl crossed the finish line at 2:54:28. Along side her were the bicycle escorts. KSDK said that race officials figured out what happened within about 20 minutes.
1 Corinthians 9: 24 – 27
Don’t run aimlessly and have a purpose behind what we are involved in
We are not going to stand in front of God with a lot of actives and full schedules and receive reward for that. Works tried by fire
QUOTE “Have a small bonfire in heaven”
Look at two types of running today
2. Meandering Running
Abraham was struggling spiritually. A famine was in Israel and he wandered from the altar he built to the LORD. He became consumed with himself (Genesis 12: 10 – 13) and because of this he lost his ability to be a blessing for others and became a curse instead. The solution was to return to the altar and once again become a blessing.
“And Pharaoh’s house was struck with a plague because of Abraham and Sarah. Pharaoh said, ‘Why have you lied and brought this plague on my house?’” (Genesis 12:17-18).“Abraham came back to the place where he had built an altar before and he called on the name of the Lord” (see Genesis 13:3-4).
3. Rerunning the path before us.
Elijah failed God and ran away into the wilderness to meet with Him
Not like Abraham who ran from the altar, he just failed and wanted to get away from everything and disappear.
God’s call to him, go back on the path you have come from I still have a job for you to do.
- Apologize to family
- Don’t try to cover up our mistakes.
4. Run with patience
Hebrews 12: 1 Race set before us. so run with patience
Always want the next thing on the calendar.
Holy Spirit empower us to run so we accomplish what you have for us and we win the prize.