As we see events unfolding in Ukraine and Russia, let us stir up our faith on behalf of our brothers and sisters and remind ourselves that we serve God the Almighty, whose arm is not too short to save. He is the God of the impossible. The Lord of Hosts. He is the God of miracles. He is our peace.
Let us present our petitions to Him and cry out for those who are suffering and in need at this time.
Our pastor at church encouraged us a year ago to run the race of faith set before us with these words:
You can run a lap of faith;
One Step at a time – Mark 1
Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18
One Command at a time – Deuteronomy 11
Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. Deuteronomy 11:1,8
One Day at a time- Colossians 1
In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world – just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. Colossians 1:6
One Seed at a time – Matthew 13
But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.’ Matthew 13:18-23
One Test at a time -James 1
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
Whatever lap of your race you are on. Keep going..you will cross the finishing line and win the prize.