09 Feb Narrow Road (Rom 12:2) by Pastor Rick Foreman
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” ~ Rom 12:2 (full readings)
Pastor Rick’s Reflections: We can let culture drag us down, or we can ask God to pull us up. Don’t be fooled by what’s popular and considered acceptable by most. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 7:13–14: “For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” The crowd follows the wide-open road. Only a few are on the right path. With all the tragedies going on in our world today it’s easy to be caught up in the news and simply being busy. It is the ease of our culture today that develops complacency, which is the enemy of pursuing God’s best. The good news, as Christians, we operate under God’s kingdom. I’m amazed how an extra ten pounds can begin to drag me down on a long run. Lets not let the things of this world keep us from running the race for life.
* Rick Foreman is a VP of Operational Excellence, a John Maxwell certified coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in leadership development and mentoring. Our purpose and desire is to simply help add value to others. You can find out more at www.JohnMaxwellGroup.com/RickForeman.
Faith Challenge: Take time to reflect on where we are and adjust our attention with more diligence towards God. We begin each year with a 21 day fast to get that cultural influence out of our thinking, while focusing on spending intimate time with Him. In our race for Life, our ability to stay close with Him will provide the strength and clarity to save at least one more. All for Pro-Life in Christ.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Apollonia
Faith Quote: “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” ~ Saint Augustine
Through Christ our Lord,