make your last lap a flat out sprint

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“Runners in a distance race … always try to keep something in reserve for a final sprint. And my contention is that, so far as our bodily health allows, we should aim to be found running the last lap of the race of our Christian life, as we would say, flat out. The final sprint, so I urge, should be a sprint indeed.” (J.I. Packer, at 91 years old)

Lay aside every weight, and the sin which clings so closely, and run your race with endurance. Flat out, ’til your last breath, run the race set before you! As you run, look to Jesus. Follow Him! He’s the founder and perfecter of your faith.

“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” 

(Hebrews 12:1-2 paraphrased, I Cor. 9:25)

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About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and work as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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