“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:25-27 (NIV)
He has transformed running into a spiritual tool. Running, the thing that makes you wonder why in the world you are doing it…the thing that can cause injury…the thing that causes aches and pains…the thing that causes you to NOT get to sleep in on Saturday morning(by choice, of course)…the thing that causes you to CARE a whole lot about tennis shoes…I could go on and on…but you get my point. I have grown so much over the past 6 months since I released my running to God.
Can you imagine if I could do this with everything? Now, don’t get me wrong…I struggle mightily daily with everything!!! But, if I can now apply what this running journey has been teaching me…I might finally get it.
Mike found a quote today that defines accomplishment. In my world, accomplishment is faithful living. Here it is:
There are four steps to accomplishment:
So, as the title says…oh what a difference a day can make…yesterday at this time I had just struggled with worry about running in the BIG race…a race we see as the “holy grail” in running. I thought I had let it go and let God have it…but I hadn’t. Now after processing it all and being just a day away…I am at peace and I am content because:
1 Corinthians 1:26-30
26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God. 30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”
The Lord gave me the talent and desire to run. He gave me the desire to try for Boston and to:
Now to put Run For God’s theme verse into play:
Hebrews 12. 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…
Continue to move forward in my efforts to give for Him and to others while using the talent and desire He gave me while on this earth.
Acts 20.35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”