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

 

Reigning in Life ( By Fenny West)

Reigning in Life

Reigning in Life-

Yes, in this life, 

With the Word of Life, 

Is your endowment

Your entitlement 

And it’s for empowerment. 

Using the abundance of grace

Wherever you go-in any place

To show forth the praises of the King

And glorifying Him in everything 

Is what He always requires; 

This is His cardinal desire. 

So let nothing or no one quench your fire. 

Shake off the sackcloth, get out of the mire

Take the Holy Ghost mantle and reign. 

Reign when it shines, and reign when it rains. 

As a city on a hill, that cannot be hidden, reign. 

Know that the Greater One in-dwells you. 

He is in you to work for you and through you. 

Take away and debunk every limitation

Mount up to surmount every intimidation 

Rise up and defeat every opposition

Keep your focus regardless of distractions. 

You are more than a conqueror. 

Use the Holy Ghost power in store. 

Rise, Reign, and rule in Jesus’ Name. 

Know He has a Name above all names

And has called you to reign with Him. 

Fear no foe as you speak for Him

Go even where angels dread

Because He called you to be the head. 

17For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)Rom5:17

8     But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts1:8

14   Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2Cor2:14

57   But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Cor15:57

19   Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you luke10:19