I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Boxers train to go all 12 rounds. Sprinters train for power, strength and speed.

Lord, let me not forget that I am in a fight, in a race, and it’s my faith in You that will get me through. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Fighting, Running, Faith-ing

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Oh Lord let my fight
not be about who’s right

and let my race
be soaked in grace

as I keep my faith
fully based

on the only One who
will see me through.




  1. C’est bon, Dearest Deb!

    “and let my race
    be soaked in grace”
    Life presents us with challenges, and at times we have to fight hard to get to our destination. Forms, red tapes, late buses can easily throw us off track. We can become so focused on the finish that we forget to be kind to those who cause us delay. Grace-soaked racing is a great way to go!

    “Lord, let me not forget that I am in a fight, in a race, and it’s my faith in You that will get me through. ”

    Simply beautiful. I like-y!


  2. This one will be planted in my heart… what an awesome prayer! Thank you Deb!
    I must share this simple poem!

  3. Thank you Dearest Deb

    C’est bon!!

    I like much!!!

    “and let my race
    be soaked in grace”
    Life happens: late buses, forms to fill out, red tape … all this can delay our date with destiny. Not always easy to be kind to those who knock us off course, but I want to run a grace-soaked race!

    “Lord, let me not forget that I am in a fight, in a race, and it’s my faith in You that will get me through.”
    I can fight all I want, but I can only win through Him. “not ny might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of God”


    ( The internet imp ate my previous comment 😦 )

  4. Reblogged this on thefisherlady and commented:
    I must share this post from a dear friend on Blogsville… it is the heart of God
    it is also my prayer…

  5. I like that poem sis

  6. I’m so grateful for you, our faith filled fisherlady, and the love of God and others that you show us! God bless you as you go with Him today! love and prayers!

  7. Amen and Amen! Great poem/prayer, Sis Deb! God bless you as you mow down Monday, get ready for Triumphant/Terrific Tuesday! love, sis Caddo (“moving Monday”–living room)

  8. Oh Ann full of grace and song . .. THANK YOU! And those imps! I had trouble doing anything on here for awhile. oops . .. what did I say about a grace soaked race? haha!
    God bless you, daughter of His, as you rely on Him and His strength all your days! love and prayers for a terrific Tuesday!

  9. Thank you for reblogging . .and for your heart always seeking God! love and prayers!

  10. God bless you as you fight the good fight today, dear Desiray! You got Spirit!!!

  11. Love you and praying for you as you have a moving Monday! You are on a mission!!! God bless you and give you strength!!

  12. Two words stand out – “FULLY based”

    If we would run successfully we must be FULLY surrendered to Christ. Our life must be FULLY based on Him and His will and purpose. 99.9% based is NOT good enough. He demands, and is entitled to 100% and then some. (I am working on a post “and then some” which ties in here).

    We serve an amazing God who ALONE is worthy.

  13. Hi,
    This is very encouraging. Thanks!

  14. Reblogged this on Walk On and commented:
    Here is a beautiful poem from one of the bloggers I follow.

  15. Thank you for showing us that, Mentor Angela . . 100% is required! πŸ™‚ I love the thought of an “and then some” post Well, I love the thought of any of your posts . .they are all good! πŸ™‚ God bless you as you stay surrendered and faith-ing today! love and prayers!

  16. Thank you for the encouragement you bring here, dear Patricia! God bless you as you run your race anchored by your faith! So good to see you!

  17. Thank you for reblogging, Patricia. You are a blessing and a help to us all as we go with God! God bless you!

  18. Deb, This is an awesome post! I reminded me of the song “Underdog” by Audio Adrenaline, especially the verse that says:

    I’m in this race to win a prize
    The odds are against me
    The world has plans for my demise
    But what they don’t see
    Is that a winner is not judged by his small size
    But by the substitute he picks to run the race
    And mine’s already won

    I’m so thankful that Jesus helps us keep up the good fight and stay in the race. Peace, Linda

  19. I love this!! Thank you!

  20. I found your original comment, Ann, that the imps ate! πŸ™‚

  21. Oh , you know I like me some Audio Adrenaline! Thank you for sharing those lyrics here, Linda, that go so well with this post! God bless you as you just keep keeping on and in the race, with Jesus by your side! Thanks for stopping by!

  22. God bless you, Jeff, as you fight the good fight! Loved your post on prayer today!

  23. So many times I go to the place of trying to justify myself before the eyes of men. God has been good to show me as you said “My fight is not about who’s right.” It is to be found resting in His grace! Thanks Deb. I am enjoying catching up again. This has been a summer of constantly running behind. I am learning to live a new way in this blessed season! It is a new rhythm for me but God’s grace is teaching me how to live it!

  24. This post brings to mind… “Without faith it is impossible to please Him”, Thank you for another very relevant posting. Lord bless.

  25. Very impressive. Great poem!!

  26. I am blessed as you describe your summer . .. and I see some of the fruits of it at your blog. I have slipped into a different gear as well, that might seem a little crazy to others, so am encouraged as you learn to live a new way, in a new rhythm, with God’s grace! God bless you and keep you moving to His beat!

  27. Oh I love that faith verse as an addition here! Thank you and God bless you, Pastor Rob!

  28. Thank you for coming by, Raani! God bless you and all those poor horses from the Western movies! πŸ™‚

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