As a college student, one of the cupcake electives I took at JSU (Just Show Up) was Weight Training and Running. Coach Bell was our teacher. He spoke in a slow, monotone drawn out voice. One class he taught and demonstrated for us the basics of running. I thought it was hilarious at the time because I was a college athlete. He said that when you run you need to put one foot in front of the other and stay as straight as possible. Over 20 years later, every time I run, I think about Coach Bell’s elementary instructions.
It is the same simple principle in running the Christian life (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). Whether we are crawling, walking or running toward Christ, we need to put one foot in front of the other and stay as straight as possible. As I shared in last Sunday’s message, The Season, our goal is to walk with God for a lifetime. And we do that by spending time with God each day. Some days, we do not feel like getting up and running spiritually, but as our friend, David Pollack, shares with us in this video…#EveryDayCounts.