Greetings! It is a great day to breathe, move and have our being, a clean heart and a living spirit! David was adamant about not bringing yesterday into today, or worrying about tomorrow when he said in Psalm 51:10, "Create in me a clean heart; and renew a right spirit within me."
Sometimes, we just need God to etch-and-sketch our TODAY, by erasing the memories of hurt, pain and suffering that we tend to focus on in the rearview mirror, and give us a clean slate to see the possibilities of this new day out the windshield of our lives! Jesus has called us to run a race, a faith race, that is long-distance and multi-terrain. Now, you may be trying to run but wonder why it's so hard, or that you get winded so quickly, or others are running at a faster pace. Be mindful that you are taking this race seriously, for you may not recognize how much extra weight you're trying to run with.
Stop allowing the enemy to usurp your 'running' energy of today with yesterday. The Bible is a great reminder to "let us lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." (Heb. 12:1) The race is life, and we can drive the vehicle of our lives by focusing on the rearview mirror, or we can endure to finish the end of the race to which we are called from the windshield perspective.
On this WINS-day, lay aside those things that create boulders and keep you from reaching your full potential. Whether a late appointment, a misplaced bill/file, a belligerent caller, uncooperative technology, disagreement with others, a difficult meeting, or having to stay a little late to finish a project. The idea is to FINISH the end of your race TODAY and be the WINNER that God called you to be. If your heart is heavy with yesterday, like David, take a moment, right now, and ask God to give you a clean, fresh slate to run! Now, GO! and endure whatever the day offers, knowing that God is with you wherever you GO!
Rev. Renee Hollinshed
Interim Executive Director