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Continuing to Train — Celebrate the Little Victories
In the Word
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us (Romans 8:18).
Of the Word
Did you run those three miles faster than last time? Go ahead and do a little happy dance. Finally made it up that hill without walking? Let out a big WHOOP — if you have any breath left! Finished your first 5K? Don’t be afraid to give someone a high five.
Unfortunately, moments of celebration are sometimes rare and hard to come by in day-to-day life. Too often people mark their days by sufferings rather than victories. For this reason even little victories need to be celebrated every day.
Jesus knew a lot about the eternal treasure and happiness of heaven. But while on earth, He made it a point to celebrate feasts and weddings. They are little celebrations in light of what is to come, yet at the same time a foretaste of the final victory of life everlasting.
So celebrate all the little victories. At the same time hold onto the hope and assurance that a bigger celebration is still to come for those whose faith is in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Walking with my Lord
Heavenly Father, thank You for the hope of eternal life. As I await the glory of that day, help me to celebrate little victories instead of focusing on sufferings. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: The Race of Faith. Author: Amanda Stacy, DCE. 15/28 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40196
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