I have been married for 17 1/2 years to my wonderful husband, Richard. We are blessed with one beautiful daughter, Rachel, who is 9. God has richly blessed me with these, and they are so precious to me.
I met Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life at the age of 11. However, I didn’t really understand what it meant to walk with Him daily until sometime in my late 20’s.
Ten years later, and I have just begun to realize that my whole life has been about running the race God has for me. Problem was, I could never find the starting line. And even if I had known where it was, I wouldn’t have known in which race I was to line up.
I now see that God is showing me I have been preparing for the race. I just didn’t know it. I have been building my endurance. I have been in the “training” phase, so to speak.
I am also beginning to understand that He may have me in different races at different times. We sometimes refer to this as the “seasons” of our lives.
Whatever you want to call it, ultimately, it’s all about God and for His glory. I love Him so, and I am falling more and more in love with Him every day. I am so thankful that He loves me, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for me, that His Holy Spirit lives in me. With that knowledge, truly, whom shall I fear?
More than anything, I want to run my race in a way that honors Him with His Word guiding my feet. It is my hope and prayer that He will use me to help other’s find their race and run it with everything they have.
I don’t plan to cross the finish line until I see Him in heaven when I hope to hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”