Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pedal to the Metal

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Race car driver Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 race two times, a record only a handful of drivers has ever achieved. When asked about the secret of his success, he replied, “It’s really simple. You press the accelerator to the floor and steer left.”

Some Christ followers tend to complicate things when it comes to serving the Lord. But like race car driving, there's really no secret, just move forward and finish the race. The only thing I would change about Mr. Vukovich’s advice is, steer RIGHT!

Here’s how you “press the accelerator to the floor” for Christ: Love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, with all your strength, and your neighbor as yourself. Don’t get entangled with anything that disrupts the simplicity of that. As the writer of Hebrews said, “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” [Hebrews 12:1].

So, ladies and gentlemen, “Start your engines!” There is a race to be won and we’re in it together. 

You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win.  1 Corinthians 9:24 [The MESSAGE Paraphrase]

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