It has been 3 weeks since I have returned home from my service as a full time missionary. Let me tell you, the transition has been odd. It has been a lot smoother than I thought it would, but it ain't all roses and daffodils.
So what does all this have to do with anything? As with running, we will be asked to surmount some pretty incredible tasks in our life. All of which boils down to whether or not we are doing the simple day to day things to prepare ourselves for these events. Just like a runner has to train diligently and consistently to be able to run a marathon, we can't expect to forgo the important things of life and be ready to be on the lords team. It just doesn't work. It is the everyday things that will prepare us for the occasions when we will truly be asked "Whose on the Lord's side, Who?"
Elder Ulisses Soares: Abide in the Lord's Territory!