Monday, October 11, 2010

I’ll Meet You at the Finish Line

"Do you give the horse his might?
         Do you clothe his neck with a mane? 
"Do you make his leap like the locust?
         His majestic snorting is terrible. 
"He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength;
         He goes out to meet the weapons. 
"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed;
         And he does not turn back from the sword.
"The quiver rattles against him
"The flashing spear and javelin.
"With shaking and rage he races over the ground,
         And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet.
"As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!'
         And he scents the battle from afar,
         And the thunder of the captains and the war cry" (Job 39:19-25).

Secretariat rates as one of the best movies ever. What an awesome story! It's time, as God's people, to run! Here is a summary written by Pat Evans of Prince of Peace Church:
"Since I saw the movie Secretariat yesterday I can’t stop thinking of all the lessons to be learned from each character in the story. The homemaker who risked everything to follow her call and her passion; the jockey who continued to get mud slung all over his face because his horse was always behind in each race, but he understood the horse’s spirit. The trainer who had a failed career, and the quiet and humble man who slept in the stable with the horse and just kept doing his job in faith. AND of course the horse, whose heart it was discovered after his death, was 3 times the size of a normal horse. 

Two things are required for a champion race horse, speed and endurance. In The Kingdom there is no such thing as coincidence. It seems evident the Lord arranged for the movie about Secretariat to be released this year. This is the year that we (believers) are to run with the horses in unbridled strength and endurance. I believe that if we want (if we ask), God will give us an enlarged capacity, an enlarged heart, to run the course set before us. 

I think too, that even if we’re late coming out of the gate, the Lord will grace us to catch up with our destiny. Scripture says He is able to make all things abound toward us. Why don’t you get your hopes up? Why don’t you get ready to run? Let’s keep our eyes focused straight ahead on the goal and run until we gain the prize of the high called in Christ Jesus. I’ll meet you at the finish line, and in the winner‘s circle!"

Check out the movie at

Better yet! SEE IT! And I'll see you at the finish line too!
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