Keep Running the Race – 8/27/20

Matthew Edwardson

Colossians 1:28-29 – “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” 


In praying for my friends and family I am quick to write off some of them as hopeless causes, putting in less effort to win them to Christ. Paul makes clear, however, that we are to admonish and teach EVERYONE so they may be made perfect in Christ. We are to labor after them as one running a race, knowing that God will amplify our efforts, empowering us with his mighty strength.

God, give me strength to continue to labor after my friends and family who don’t know you, even when it’s hard.