Monday

The thrill of victory!!!

Doesn't the title sound exciting? With exclamation points and all! (We'll get back to that.)

Meanwhile, here's a picture of the 48 car of Jimmy Johnson. He's very much in the running to be the NASCAR champion this year. For those of you who aren't NASCAR fans this picture was taken during the race in Atlanta while pit stops were going on. Our seats are right in front of Pit Road. Very exciting place to be on race day. Right in the middle of the action.

And here's me and my hubby. Isn't he cute? ( I just love my man.)
At the end of the race the thrill of victory was there for Tony Stewart and all his fans. Tony even did his trademark climbing of the fence. Yes, excitement was in the air. All because of the victory.
Shouldn't excitement be in our air everyday? After all---don't we have claim on the most exciting victory in history? The victory over sin and death? All accomplished when Jesus took up the cross, walked up the Mount of Calvary and claimed victory for us all. I can't think of a better reason for celebration. Think about it. We can celebrate victory every day. All day.

Sometimes the magnitude of God is really so hard to grasp. But I"m trying bit by bit to understand what I'm meant to understand, do what I think I'm meant to do and live for Him. Trying is the key word here. I think I fail more than I succeed. But I"m going to keep on trying. Never give up.
Persistence is the key. Jimmy Johnson is persistent. Tony Stewart is persistent, still winning races even though he's not even in the Race for the Chase and can't possibly be the Cup Champion this year. He didn't let that stop him from doing the best he can possibly do.
So let us persist and run the race.
Diligently.

6 comments:

Adventures in Romance and Mystery said...

Great blog! I hope eventually to do it as well as you do. :)

Belinda P. said...

Hi adventures....Thanks for the compliment. It's been a learning process for me. I know nothing about this. But I have to admit to having fun learning.

Angela Breidenbach said...

Hey Lindi,
I had no idea! Nascar? You are such a chameleon. What a great connection you made between victories. I reads like a friendly chat and a good reminder.
Angie

mindy said...

You wild woman you. Ah yes, persistence. In the wonderful world of writing it's what separates the men from the boys, figuratively speaking. I think God grants us that spiritual gift when He gives us that desire to write. Because it's certainly not innate.

Mindy

Connie Barbour said...

What an inspiring post! Thanks so much for sharing. My DH is a NASCAR fan, I use that time to write :)

Helen said...

Hi Belinda,

Inspiring post. I don't know much about NASCAR other than the acryonym, which I've heard before. I'm in the UK, and I think our equivalent is the formula one racing. I attended the British Grandprix at Brands Hatch in Kent eons ago and loved the atmosphere and excitement. I can understand the facination.

Helen