Thursday, October 14, 2010

Contining To Run The Race












Yes, my dear friends, I continue to arise each morning and run the race before me. I am determined to stay the course. Each day, I see several elderly ladies walking pushing their walkers and two handicapped gentlemen on my walk. Each time I meet them on my lap, I am inspired. They too are staying the course.

God calls us to run the race no matter what our condition. We must continue to place one foot in front of the other, keeping our focus on HIM who loves us most! He is faithful and HE will see us through.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,
Andrea

~The black and white paint in the above picture is Keyo (our daughters horse) and the brown and white paint is Azul (our daughter's friends horse).

28 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

I love your picture and your statement is right now! Continue any way you can! :)

Rebecca said...

Yes! Like those who have gone before me and those who are WITH me still... "Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven." Philippians 3:13, etc.

Marydon said...

G'morn, precious Andrea ~ You said it all so beautifully! Love the horses, they are awesome.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Finally Free said...

Running along with you....
Thanks for the encouragement.

Lovely pictures of horses running "free".

Hugs to you,
Tammy

Holly said...

Andrea,

You are an inspiration to many woman by the race you are running! Keep up the amazing journey....

LOVE THE PHOTO!

Hugs,

Holly

Jackie said...

Blessed by your words, my friend and I continue to run my race and continue my course along side you!!

BTW...I love paints! Our beloved Chief was one of the best and most loyal big furry babies ever!!

Praying that His strength overflows you, Andrea, and ministers to you in powerful ways!!

HE IS FAITHFUL!!

Love,
Jackie

Tea with Tiffany said...

This word is sticking with me lately, esp. after seeing the movie Secretariat(however you spell it) I so love horses. And I had one during high school. She was my place of refuge. I'd ride her when I needed to think. :)

Thanks for sharing.

RCUBEs said...

Praying all is well sister and it's great to hear from you. And here you are, encouraging us always. Great pic! Beautiful horses.

God bless and protect you and your family always.

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

So glad that you are getting out and making it work, one step at a time. We need to begin to do that here, but school schedules are so busy.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...
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BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Keep pushing, Andrea. This post brought to mind a favorite Scripture: By your endurance you will gain your lives. - Luke 21:19

David C Brown said...

"Let us also therefore ... laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,looking stedfastly on Jesus ..." That's how to keep in the race!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the inspiration, I need to ran that race.

Kara said...

What you say is so true!! And what a beautiful picture!!

Saleslady371 said...

Beautiful horses. Beautiful words. Standing strong with you, Andrea.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

All those months lying on my back your words kept me going to run the race so honey you hang in there and with all the prayers that are being lifted up for you I know that soon this pain will be behind you forever.
I think and pray for you often.
Your awesome and we love you
Maggie

Just Be Real said...

Needed your words of encouragement today.

Goose Hill Farm said...

You are inspiring me to start walking.

Praying for you!

Blessings~
Laura

Rita said...

Hang in there, Andrea, you can do it! Sometimes it takes just one minute at a time, but if we persist, God will take us through!

Denise said...

Amen sis, love you.

Kelly L said...

Well said - love to you. I will continue to arise in His presence..

Kelly
I've Become My Mother

Wanda said...

Yes, we each must continue our course.

Monique and Granny said...

Love the message! What an awesome picture!

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IS VERY GOOD..............................

Michele Katherine said...

Hello Andrea,

This is an amazing picture, which you have chosen to give a visual with your words . The horses look very focused on wherever it is they are headed, neither looking back as they forge ahead. It's amazing how God can use animals to speak to our heart.
I would be happy to have you visit my new blog. It's been a huge blessing meeting people in different states love the Lord.
Michele Katherine

Erin said...

So inspirational...thanks. (And the horses are gorgeous!)

Nancy said...

Love that you included several ways to run the race, fast and slow. Many days, I am running slowly, but running nonetheless.

Being Me said...

Praying for your well being.


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