Life Is A Race ( by Fenny West)

Life Is A Race-( In Christ)

Life Is A Race
Ordained of God
For all to pass
No matter your colour
Nation, language or class.

The Race starts at New Birth
When you’re Born Again
Before then you were dead in sin
Separated, alienated from God.

You begin the race as a new born babe
Needing the milk of the Word to grow.
You grow from ‘babyhood’ to ‘childhood’
To ‘adolescence,’ ‘teenager’  to ‘adulthood’ .
Each stage is a phase in this race of life.

There’s preparation required for each stage.
The strength of your foundations is vital.
It determines how far and high you can go.
Some sleep and slip by the way side, fall
And never get up. Others also fall but get up

and dust off and keep going.

In this Race of Life, you need good focus.
Distractions will come, and they’re many.
You must run with patience looking at Jesus,

Who began your race and will finish it.

 The good work He began in you,

 He will complete. No need to worry or be afraid.

In this Race of life, you need mentors-

Those gone ahead that you can emulate.

You must move from milk to meat,

Study to show yourself approved.

You must pray without ceasing,

Growing your faith through hearing the Word.

Discipline and pay the price

Carry your cross to get the prize,

You’re in this race right now

Do well all you know how.

Run well with patience

Run well with endurance

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Never despise the cross

Never shirk from your cross

Set your eyes on the crown ahead

Press on to finish, well ahead, the head.

Striving for a Crown

24   Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25   And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

26   Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

27   But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

 Heb 12:1, 1Cor 9:24-27

Hebrews 12: The Race of Faith

1      Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:1-2

©Fenny West2020

http://www.inspiration4generations.com

 

The Mark of Excellence ( by Fenny West)

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The Mark of Excellence
Is your inheritance,
and invention is your heritage;.
Creativity is your pedigree and portion.
Go and distinguish yourself.
Go and break glass ceilings.
Go and break records.
Go and set the pace for others to follow.
Arise and shine for your light has come.
Go and make your name a reality:

Triumphant, Talented
Achiever, A-star student
More than a conqueror
Unconquerable, Unique
New man, New Creation and creator
Optimistic
Blessed to be a blessing, Bright , Bold
Outstanding, Overcomer
Masterpiece, Master,
Acclaimed.

 

I will Get There (by Pst Matthew Ashimolowo)

I will get there

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 “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
15 And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.16 But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. Ex14:13-15

44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John8:44

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John10:10

The intensity of the enemy’s attack is an indication of your coming miracle. You will get there.

16 So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound — think of it — for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?”1 Luke13:16

17  No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
  And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
  You shall condemn.
  This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
  And their righteousness is from Me,”
  Says the LORD.Isa54:17

Demand your total deliverance

 

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Ro8:31

My destiny is bigger than the devil’s plan

All things are ready for you

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
 You anoint my head with oil;
 My cup runs over. Ps23:5

When you are under attack

When fear increases

11 Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?12 Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” Ex14:11

When you ‘re caught in a place called ‘No Where’, God will raise a standard for you.

Man can seal everything around you but they cannot close heaven

“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”Ex14:13-14

Know who you are: when big problems knock you down smaller problem ride you.

You are a new creature

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.2Cor5:17

You’re translated

13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

Col1:13

You’re a peculiar person

9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

1Pet2:9-10

You’re a duplicate of the Father

6 I said, “You are gods,
 And all of you are children of the Most High.Ps82:6

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ‘?John10:34

1John4:17

You are seated

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph2:4-7

What to Do?

Fear not

Stand still!

Your confusion will become direction

God will put a song in your mouth

God will prove Himself in your life.

all satan’s attack is for a season.

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,Eph6:11

Stand, when the wind of evil comes.

Stand still and see. If evil comes, stand; stand on your purpose. Stand on your calling. Stand even if you’re confused. Stand if you do not know where you’re going.

Stop crying over spilled milk; people who failed you; the things you missed; stop crying at the posts of mistakes. Stop crying about delays that seem denials.

 

 

There is a testimony about to break out for you. You will see the salvation of the Lord. God will display His awesome salvation. All things are ready. There shall be delivery. Jericho walls will fall for you. You will walk through that red sea. You will cross to the other side. You will get there. Whilst the enemy is buried by the same problem you confronted you will cross over. you will see the hand of the Lord. You will see the favour of the Lord.

18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.2Cor4:18

Olympic Series: the Race of Grace 1: Preparation ( by Fenny West)

Olympic Series: the Race of Grace 1: Preparation

 

Preparation is essential.

You must be decisive

About the event to do.

You must register to be in it;

Have the right mental attitude;

Deny yourself and train;

Whether it rains or shines.

Put your body under.

Put your goal in mind.

Have partners to spur you on;

Train with you, give you feedbacks.

You must make up your mind to win.

 

 

You cannot ignore the alarm

When it beckons on you.

You must sacrifice and rise

Even if the body complains.

There are places you must not go.

There are diets you must forgo.

You must always see the goal.

Ensure you have self-control.

You cannot play when you should pay

The price you know you need to pay.

 

 

 

The same goes for the race of grace,

Which surpasses the Olympics.

Because we run for an incorruptible crown

In place of the crown that will perish;

And so discipline is essential too.

We cannot play in the devil’s vineyard,

Or encumber ourselves with weights

That will easily beset us, trip us up.

We must eat a balanced diet

Of the word which is spirit and life.

 

When London won the bid to stage the 30th Olympiad, it was a moment to cherish.  There was euphoria in the air. We were walking on the air with excitement, proud to have beaten off other strong contenders like Paris

.

Despite the great preparation for the bid, on arrival  back home, it dawned on the Olympic organisers that it is one thing to win a bid but quite another to put all the requirements in place for the greatest and most successful show on earth.[/

A lot of infrastructure was required. Sponsors have to be sort and secured. The government has to deny itself in many areas to cough out substantial funds to back the organisers and to satisfy the IOC that we were equal to the task.

 

There were security concerns that have to be adequately addressed.

 

Home-grown talents have to be sort and trained so lift the face of the host and this will take a lot of efforts investment and sacrifice.

 

Some workers saw it as an opportunity to milk the situation to their advantage which raised the cost of staging the games. There were special Olympic traffic lanes to ensure that key personnel and athletes are not held up in traffic.

 

Organisers also have to think ahead of the legacy they will leave behind after the games. So preparation has to be comprehensive.

 

Poor preparation precedes poor performance

Proper preparation procures proficient performance

Preclude proper preparation and you have prepared to fail

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

 As With the Olympics

So it is in life.

24   Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25   And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

26   Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

27   But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

 

©Fenny West2012

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5576-fresh-and-flourishing#10883

Go for Gold ( by Fenny West)

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Go for Gold

Go for Gold

Saint of God.

God’s with you

And for you

And in you.

You’ve got what it takes.

Run with grace.

Run to finish

And finish well.

Run with passion.

Run with focus.

You’ve got what it takes.

Go for gold.

Refuse distraction.

Embrace distinction.

Delight in discipline

And you will win.

You’ve got what it takes.

Go for gold.

Give it your all

Do it like Paul

Refuse to be stalled.

Every Goliath maul.

You’ve got what it takes.

Dare to dream.

Dare dreaming big.

Go after that lion.

Rescue the sheep.

Go after that bear.

Rescue the sheep.

You’ve got what it takes.

Like Goliath of Gath

He has a glass jaw

He’s a defeated foe.

Tread down the foe.

Cut off his head

Even with his sword.

This foe is a phoney foe.

Hit him below the belt.

You’ve got what it takes.

Put on the whole armour of God.

Stand strong in the Lord

and in His mighty power.

Don the helmet of salvation

And the breastplate of righteousness.

Take the belt of truth,

expose all the lies of the enemy.

Take the shield of faith

and quench every flaming arrow of the foe.

Put on the shoes of the Gospel of peace

with a sure-footed stability,

declaring and announcing what God has done,

is doing and will do.

Don’t forget to take the Sword of the Spirit

which is the Word of God.

Cut down every demonic tree 

planted by the enemy.

Pray! Pray!! Pray!!! With all kinds of prayer.

PUSH-Pray Until Something Happens.  

Striving for a Crown 

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run , but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown , but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection , lest , when I have preached to others , I myself should become disqualified. 1Cor.9:24 -27

Pressing Toward the Goal 

12 Not that I have already attained , or am already perfected; but I press on , that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren , I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do ,  forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead , 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil3:12-14

Paul’s Valedictory 

6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering , and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight , I have finished the race , I have kept the faith. 8 Finally , there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness , which the Lord , the righteous Judge , will give to me on that Day , and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2Tim.4:6-8

David Prevails over Goliath

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone , and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David. 51 Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine , took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him , and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead , they fled. 1Sam.17:50-51

Be Bold. Go For Gold ( by Fenny West)

BE BOLD, GO FOR GOLD.

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Be bold, go for gold.

Leave the cold,

break the mould.

Press on for riches untold.

Reach, stretch out of the hold.

You’ve got what it takes.

Make a final determined break.

Take courage, sleeping giant awake!

Press on! Finish the race

for His name’s sake.

Make the sacrifice, pay the price.

Rise from the crisis, see the prize.

“Whys “and “sighs “are not nice.

Whatever it is, you’re more than it’s size.

24        Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

1Cor.9:24-27,

1     The wicked flee when no one pursues,

But the righteous are bold as a lion. Prov.28:1,

12   Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil.3:12-14,

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

-4:13,

6     For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

2Tim.4 :6-8

1     Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Heb.12:1-3,

Pursue, Overtake and recover All ( by Fenny West)

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Pursue, Overtake1

Child of God,

Pursue, overtake and recover all

Arise and go regardless of the fall.

Beat your enemies as fine as dust.

Good success for you is a must.

Leave no stones unturned.

The enemy camp overrun.

Fight them in the field.

Muzzle them until they yield.

Fight them in the City.

Let there be no pity.

Yield to no principality.

Give no ground  to the enemy..

1Sam30:8, Phil3:13,2Cor2:14,Ro8:31,37-39

Fenny West

7 Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David.8 So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?”
 And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”1Sam30:7-8

Finish Well Like Bolt ( by Fenny West)

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Finish Well like Bolt.
And let nothing halt.
Bolt off like lightning,
When others are sleeping.

Make your election sure.
See the open door.
Ward off distraction.
Avoid contention.

Finish well your race,
Looking at Jesus’ face.
You’ve got what it takes,
Despite your mistakes.

See those gone before,
And rise from the floor.
Rise and go for gold,
And let nothing hold.

Do your training well.
Your story will sell.
Yours is the trophy.
Yours is the victory.

Employ discipline.
That’s the way to win.
Forgetting the past,
Make a mark that lasts.

Striving for a Crown 
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run , but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown , but we for an imperishable crown.
26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection , lest , when I have preached to others , I myself should become disqualified.

1Cor.9:24-27
Phil3:12-14,Heb12:1-3,2Cor.2:14,1Cor.15:54,Zech4:6

Called out of Darkness ( Fenny West)

called out of darkness

Called out of darkness
Into His brightness
Redeemed for purpose
Because the Son Rose.

 

Rescued from the mire
For His heart’s desire
Bought with a great price
Promised a great prize.

 

Pressing for the mark
Even when it’s dark
The Spirit within
Propels me to win.

©Fenny West2013