Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1 NIV)
You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. (James 2:22 NIV)
You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. (James 2:24 NIV)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— (Ephesians 2:8 NIV)
Running full of FAITH!
If you are a Christian runner and you don’t know Ryan Hall yet…get to know him! He is an elite runner who loves the Lord and runs full of faith with God’s joy! Read the excerpt from his book, RUNNING WITH JOY: (a must have!)
His other blog can be found here: http://ryanhall.competitor.com/
On April 22 Ryan Hall finished in fourth place at the 115th Boston Marathon with a time of 2:04:58, the fastest time ever by an American. His story is amazing. He took time away from running because he felt he lost his true focus…running for God. He was covered up by distractions. He got away and turned His focus back on God. The Lord truly blessed him. He didn’t win Boston, but he ran full of faith and with joy…faith in our Lord and experiencing God’s joy!
This is my true aspiration…to run FULL OF FAITH while experiencing God’s joy!
My run today was good. We started fast and felt it at the end. 50 minutes was our goal. We finished all 50 with the last 10 being a little sluggish…still in our time goal, but with heavier legs. It must of been all of those hills yesterday. Yeah, that’s it! 😉
Yoli, a godly women and god-given friend, and I had another running scripture to memorize as we ran. (if you haven’t tried this…do it! It takes your mind off difficult running…momentarily, anyway!)
She is doing this for a Bible study and I am being blessed by it!
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
Great stuff! God is so good! This scripture was once again so timely for my journey! I want it to be about Him as I share my interests with others and their interest in running. Making it God centered! Let’s run full of faith while experiencing God’s joy!