Monday, May 5, 2014

Put the Pedal to the Metal

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Race car driving champion Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 race twice in a row [1953, 1954], a record of success few others have achieved. Many drivers of his generation have referred to Vukovich as the greatest ever encountered in American motorsports. When asked about the secret of his success in racing, Vukovich simply replied, "There's no secret. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left."

I know there is much more to winning the Indy 500 than that, but I like his answer because we have a tendency to complicate things, especially when it comes to serving the Lord. So I want to draw from the question and Bill’s answer with a slight change: What is the secret of success in serving Christ? There is no secret. You press the accelerator to the floor and steer “right!” 

What’s “right,” you ask? Simple: Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and soul, and mind, and with all your strength. Oh, and one more thing: Love your neighbor too.

Are you with me in the race? If yes, then “...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us...” [Hebrews 12:1] We’re in this together, for the win!

Don’t you know that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain. 1 Corinthians 9:24 

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