But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 1:20 NRSV)

Growing up in Indiana and attending college in Indianapolis, I became a great fan of the Indianapolis 500. I have fond memories of listening to the race on the radio as a child. I have never been to a race, but I have been to the track several times including a visit during a practice time. This past Sunday the 83rd running of the Indianapolis 500 took place. On the second to the last lap the driver who was leading the race ran out of fuel and lost the greatest race in all of motor sports. Can you imagine the pain the driver felt after coming so close to win such a great race?

The same thing can happen to us if we are not closely connected to the one who gives us life and all of its abundance. Just like a race car cannot win a race without fuel, we cannot succeed spiritually without God being a part of lives everyday.

What do you need to do to be more connected to God?


God of grace, remind me often to invite you to be an important part of my daily journey. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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