With Jesus, I will run my race with endurance and passion.

So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with endurance and passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.

We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. ~ Hebrews 12:1-2, TPB

Lord, strengthen me with endurance to withstand this fiery trial, and the passion to dwell in joy without frustration and tears.

I’m Determined to Run My Race With Endurance and Passion

Sin entangles me. I slip and fall into Satan’s manipulative ways. It isn’t blatant-everyone-can-see kind of sin, but it is sin, nevertheless — sin that hurts Your heart and distracts me from You.

Using food for comfort.

Escaping into the abyss of television where I don’t have to think.

Focusing on my problems rather than You.

Lord, help me run my race with endurance and passion.
Lord, help me run my race with endurance and passion.

Turn my eyes on You, Lord. You are the Author and Finisher of my faith, the Keeper of my heart. You are the One who calls me by name and bathes me in grace so undeserved.

It is You who deserves all praise! You deserve all of my heart, and all of my choices. I desire to please You in all things.

Help me run this race with endurance and passion, and help me run it well. Help me name those sins that entangle me, tripping me up and causing me to fall.

In Your great mercy, You are always there to lift me up from the miry clay of my own doing, to cheer me on, to wash me clean.

I’m grateful for that, Lord.

So grateful.

With You by my side, lighting my path, anointing me with endurance I will continue to run strong with great passion for Your glory.

That is my heart’s desire, Lord — to glorify You, to draw others to Your love and Your salvation.

With Endurance and Passion I Will Finish Strong

You are an awesome God, mighty in power, doing wonders. Your tender watchcare never fails to astound me.

Thank You, Lord.

In Jesus’s Name I pray,



Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com


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