Good morning everyone,

I wanted to share with all of you a devotion that spoke to my life this week.  It is from an inspiring devotional classic book called Daily Light.

“I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.

Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize.  You also must run in such a way that you will win.  All athletes practice strict self-control.  They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.  Therefore since we are surrounded by such huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress.  And let us run with endurance in the race that God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish.

God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work unitil it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.”

Everyday is a new day, and God gives us new opportunities to show Him that we love Him.  We struggle with our faith, our way of thinking, and our actions toward others.  We allow our past to dictate our future.  I want to encourage you to live extraordinarily,  and hope for a promising future.  We all have a past, but it should just be that “OUR PAST,”  choose to live today and hope for a better tomorrow.  Learn to love unconditionally.  Seek God wholeheartedly so that your faith, even when put to the test, will not be altered.  And, most of all, believe and trust that God has a plan to “prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.”  Stay encouraged and continue to pray fervently.

Your Friend

Reinalisa Santoyo