As athletes we train to build endurance and strength. We pay attention to the importance of eating healthy and recovering afterwards. A top-tier lacrosse player endures long practices. They do speed and agility drills. They do sprints, lift weights and stretch. They push through the pain, sore muscles, and tired lungs.
Spiritually, we work hard to strengthen our faith as we run this race called life. It is hard to run if we are weighed down and it is hard to be faithful without a healthy relationship with Christ. A healthy relationship requires us to work hard and endure. Sin attempts to weigh us down and make us not fit to run. The good news is Jesus made us able to run without anything holding us back. He took on the weight of our sins and placed them on the cross. Then he rose from the dead and sat at the right hand of God to pray for us to fight sin and continue in faith.
FCA is here to encourage and provide the opportunity to live and ethical, virtuous, and spiritually fulfilling life. This fall, we will spend time learning and discussing what it means to RUN the race and how to run; With Joy, Together, With Purpose, Leading a Path, and To Him in our Team Huddles. We will look at what the Bible has to say about each topic, why running the race glorifies God, and how to incorporate RUN into our lives. We hope that our time looking at each topic will influence and motivate you in your faith journey, but also primarily encourage you to dive deeper into your relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.