‘SO HERE I AM TODAY, EIGTHY FIVE YEARS OLD!’ JOSHUA 14:10 NIV
When the Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey ran the 100meters in 9.84 seconds he hailed as the world’s fastest man. Bur it could all have ended very differently, because with so many wins to his credit Bailey had problems accepting instruction and committing to the rigorous training necessary to meet the challenge. After his big win experts who critiqued videos of the race made an interesting discovery: Bailey never once lost momentum. In fact, when was still accelerating as he crossed the finish line.rn Isaiah says, ‘ He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak’ (Isaiah 4-:29 NIV). ‘Live fully until the day God calls you home! Celeb did; listen: ‘ So here I am today, eighty five years old! I’m still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just a vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then…give me this hill country that the inheritance… because he followed the Lord…wholeheartedly’ (Joshua 14:10-14 NIV).
Christian author Alma Barkman writes: ‘I’ve already covered half the miles in this “race…set before us” (Hebrews 12:1). Sprinting is out the question. Jogging is risky. Even a brisk walk leaves me puffing…at my stage of the game I just want to enjoy life. But my coach won’t allow me to coast. Growing older means I’ve more time and resources to exercise the gift’s God have given me. Instead of slowing down, I want to be accelerating when I crossed the finish line. ‘Or as the folks of Maxwell House Coffee used to say: ‘Good to the last drop!’
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Num 32:25 -33-56, Mark 11:27-33, Ps67, Pr 16:18 www.mpbs247.org