Endure Our Race of Life
How do we face the challenges and trials of our lives, for we all have them. I was reading a talk given by Marvin J. Ashton entitled "If Thou Endure it Well." In it he says:
"In whatever circumstance we may find ourselves, whether in the midst of tragedy, the pain of misconduct, or merely the daily struggle to live a life of faith...we must remember 'the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.'"
He goes on to say, "Sometimes the most challenging form of endurance is found in trying to stay with our priorities, commitments, and assignments. How easy it is for some of us to lose our way when the unexpected, and seemingly undeserved, surface in our lives. Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear to be totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved. Sometimes we are includes to put up with a situation rather than endure. To endure is to bear up under, to stand firm against, to suffer with yielding, to continue to be, or to exhibit the state or power of lasting."
It made me reflect on how I was running my race in life. Am I trying to run faster than I can. Am I merely plodding along or am I enduring each step with faith.
I found this amazing image from RPM Daily Runner, which is perfect for the theme of this card. I pulled the image into Word and added the sentiment to the top left of the image using text boxes and printed it out. It was then cut down with a stitched rectangle die and matted with a deep rusty red and adhered to a landscape A2 ivory cardbase.
· RPM Daily Runners
· Microsoft Word Sentiments (Bailey and Calibri Body Fonts)
· Memory Box Stitched Rectangle
· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
· Burnt Red Cardstock
· Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs Heavy Weights Ivory Cardstock