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LIKE AN ATHLETE

Disciple makers are like athletes.

Runners train and push themselves to win a race.

In order to win the race they must stay on the course and run by the rules, there is no cheating.

Disciple makers run with God and live according to God’s Word, they run to win the prize which is eternal life.

READ SCRIPTURE

II TIMOTHY 2:5, NIV

5 Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.

2 TIMOTHY 4:7, NIV

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

LIVE IT

How would you describe your experience along the path?

Share your thoughts with another Christian friend. Consider going back over these pages many times as you continue to trust in Jesus Christ to guide you toward the life He has for you!

Just as an athlete runs and competes with the goal of victory as his motivation, so you too will run the race that Jesus has marked out for you! Close in heartfelt prayer to God….

PRAYER

“Lord Jesus Christ, I praise you for my new life in you! Everything has changed for me and I know that this is just the beginning. Please continue to guide me as I run this race everyday for You. I believe that a life filled with joy, freedom and love await me and I ask for your guidance and strength to help me stay on this course with you. Thank You, Jesus. I trust you and recommit my ways to you today. In Your Beautiful and Exalted Name I pray, Amen!”