Run The Race

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  • September 16, 2014

Spring is in the air and I pray that there is a spring in your step as you transition into the new thing that God has ordained for you’all this year. For us Canadians, this has been a very long winter with more days of snow than I have seen in years. While we were in Israel last November it started snowing here and never went away. Even though it is March 22, as I look out my window, there is still snow on the ground. We have had a few teaser days where the temperature got up to around 10 degrees Celsius, and now the hope is rising that we have truly turned the corner and we are leaving winter behind, and the breaking forth of spring has begun, glory to God!

Just as in the natural, so in the supernatural! This is the year when God is doing something new! Have you felt that something new is unfolding around you? The world has been rocking on its axis! The financial security system has been greatly shaken! God constantly tells us, “Do not worry, do not fear, for I am with you!” Psalm 91 is full of promises that are so great, we should all be shouting for joy! He is our constant refuge, comforter, redeemer, deliverer, and our salvation. I know these are words that you have all heard before and maybe you’re thinking, this is all stuff that I have already known, tell me something new. We need to be reminded daily of how great our God is, and how powerful His promises are.

Keep on fighting the good fight, keep on running the race, and keep on focusing on the goal of being a God-pleaser and not a man-pleaser! Pray that God would give you visions and dreams directly from Him. I want to leave you with one of my favourite NLT sections from Proverbs:

“Pay attention my child to what I say. Listen carefully. Don’t lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning. Above all else guard your heart for it affects everything you do. Avoid all perverse talk, stay far from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.”
Proverbs 4:20-27.

We want to encourage you to keep on going even though winter may have weighed you down with discouragement. Look to the breaking of the weather and see that your breakthrough is over your next hill of obedience! See ahead to your new course as you dig deeper into the Word of God. God is waiting to reveal His plans for your life as you surrender your heart to the only One who will never abuse you or give you anything that will not bring good fruit in your life. Look up to the One who is able to deliver you from every trap and snare!

Here is a brand new version of a song that we have sent out before. It is a completely new mix, with many new parts to encourage you in your faith as your pursue more of Him!

We love you!

Rob and Jody Reid

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