Red Flagged

NASCAR’s Talladega race was Red Flagged due to the weather on Sunday afternoon.

Storms. Rain. Wind. Poor driving conditions.

No racing. Everything stopped.

No drivers on the race track. No pit crew members working. They could not even work on a car in the garage area.

Everything was at a standstill.


Have you ever felt like your walk with God has been Red Flagged? That you have stopped running the race and that you are no longer working on your relationship with God?

Is that where you are now? Have you forgotten your First Love?

The book of Hosea tells us of God’s unfailing love for His people. The Israelites had repeatedly turned away from God and worshipped idols.

Yet God told them if they returned to Him that He would heal their unfaithfulness.

“My love will know no bounds…My people will again live under my shade” (Hosea 14:4b, 7a NLT)

If you have put your Faith on hold, please know God is calling you to return to the race.

If you’ve been hurt by The Church…don’t confuse man’s actions with who God is.

Or if you have become complacent, know that God is waiting for you with open arms.

How do you do that?


Admit to Him your struggles.

Acknowledge you need God.

Accept His love.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”
(John 15:5 NLT)

Trust Him to meet your needs.

What do I know about this?

I have been at that place where I could no longer run the race. The storms were too great.

Also I shook my fist at God, He continued to love me. I admitted to Him my struggles. I acknowledged I needed him. And I accepted his love.

Don’t be confused. This did not happen overnight. It was the faithful prayers of family and friends that helped me find my way back to Him.

So don’t be afraid to ask others to pray for you. Don’t be Red Flagged. Go for the Checkered Flag.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”
(2 Timothy 4:7 NLT)

Blessings, Susan

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