After celebrating the one year marker yesterday, January 8th, I am so excited about the next steps for Not aLone Mom! Something that has been on my heart for a while, and I am excited to finally bring to you today like a little gift as we enter the second great year of ministry, is the introduction of daily devotionals!
I am honored to be partnering with Thomas Nelson and Devotionals Daily: A Year With Jesus to bring you daily devotionals from a variety of Christian authors such as Sheila Walsh, Max Lucado, and others – each and every day.
Devotionals will be posted each morning at 5:00am to ensure you have the opportunity to sit down before work, before the kids get up and start your day out right by spending time with Him.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalms 119:105
Below is the today’s daily devotional, enjoy!:
From More Than a Bucket List, by Toni Birdsong
Run Your Race
A prize racehorse trains with blinders on. Blinders allow the horse to stay focused and not to be spooked by distractions or by the maneuvers of the other horses and jockeys.
When the apostle Paul encouraged Timothy (and us) to run the race set before us and to keep our eyes on the prize, he was urging us to stay focused by saying, “You aren’t the first; you won’t be the last. You can do this . . . and heaven is gonna be worth it!”
Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. —Hebrews 12:1
REAL-LIFE CHALLENGE: What are the things, people, or fears distracting you today? Write them down, and work on a game plan to overcome them. Like a racehorse, condition your life daily for the race. Ask God to help.