Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The head coach on the USA Swim Team I coach for shared this quote today and it really inspired me....

You came to see a race today. To see someone win. It happened to be me. But I want you to do more than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It's hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape - especially if you've got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe you're dinner's burnt. Maybe you haven't got a job. So who am I to say, "Believe, have faith," in the face of life's realities? I would like to give you something more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. - Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire)

Eric Liddell was a talented, 1924 Olympic runner and a passionate Christian. He has a famous quote, "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." I've been thinking about this...

What can you say....

I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me _________ . And when I _____ I feel his pleasure.

I pray I can pursue his pleasure as I find purpose in him each day.

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