Friday, January 27, 2012

Run its Course

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With a bad cold, the flue or some of these virus that seem to be going around - - it seems that they just need to “Run their course.”

Using all available means I try to stop it and cause it to leave early, but to no avail. It is determined and “Must run its course.”

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 My husband gathered a handful of our small lemons, and carefully squeezed them, added hot water and a tablespoon of honey making us both such a comforting hot drink. It soothed our sore throats!

Usually on Sunday I take notes on my pastor’s sermon, and create a report for Monday.  However this virus hit me hard last Saturday, and I ended up in bed for two days, with chills, runny eyes, nose and a cough.

For three days, I searched my oldest archives and reposted some of my earlier stories, because I did not have it in me to create.

My husband says he must have given this to me, (Thanks a lot) and he says he caught it from our hospital follow-up Doctor’s visit.  Robert’s doctor declared that he was sick and only came in because the other Doctor was out with the virus. That is where it all started with us.

I thought it was going to miss me this year, and I hoped as much but when it did, I pulled out the Alka-Seltzer–cold plus, the aspirin, lemons, extra vitamin C, juices and was prepared to fight.

I rebuked, prayed, told it to leave, but it was strong and it seemed that it needed to "Finish its course."

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I am reminded that St. Paul believed that no matter what happened to him, it was important to “Finish his course” that God had given him to run.

Each of us has a different “Race track” laid out for us, and we are called to complete it to the best of our ability.

Run with joy and stop for those hot lemon-aid comfort drinks,

but most important - - “Finish your course.”

Act 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

This post is linked to Faith Barista Jam Thursdays
Linked with Ann Kroeker’s, Food on Fridays
And also linked to Laura’s, Brag on God Friday


  1. That's good--finish the race, run the course, see things through to the end. Good words, Hazel.

    Get well soon!!

  2. Great post!

    The Lord uses our weary bodies and "downtime" as a lesson concerning His Word to teach us the importance of staying on course, persevering, and following Him with every step. We have to give it our all, in spite of how tired or distracted we are. We need to finish the race strong! :)

    Blessings and hugs,

  3. I hope you and your husband both feel better soon!

  4. I'm fighting a bit of a cold myself. It has been a battle for the last few weeks. A good reminder that this world is fallen and we're susceptible to germs, the ones from within as well as without.

    Running the course, fighting the fight. Encouraged to do so. Thanks Hazel.

    Praying for you and your husband for a speedy recovery.

  5. I was thinking something similar today while "looking" at the piles of stuff on my plate at present. I need to stay in the race, keep moving along as needed, and finish the course. He, and only He, can bring it to pass.

  6. Was ready to post and the Google knocked me off..... trying again.

    I had a good share of what you were talking about. While looking/thinking about all that is on my plate, trying to decide how to run the race and keep going forward... That is the life that we are facing and doing to serve our dear Father. That's all we have in our lives... and our focus must remain there. That eternal race track.


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