Ephesians 3. 20
20 Now all glory to God,
who is able, through his mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Pictures courtesy of Lane Lewis and Laura Lambert…thanks for the awesome shots.
We have more to come from the official race photographer Torrey Self. Website will be posted soon. 🙂
The Lord showed up in a HUGE way. His glory shown through in every sense of the word!!! We had faith He would and He proved Himself over and over again! God had incredible ideas and goals for this day. A day I will NEVER forget!!!
Our goal was 100 runners…but, our inaugural race brought 285 registered participants…from runners, walkers, volunteers…and then there were the amazing spectators. God brought them all!
Our race was to be a no-frills race. God wanted frills. As you can see in the pictures…He blessed this 5k with quality! We had quality everywhere from start to finish, from the sentries to the food volunteers, from the registration tables to the timing system.
He gave us a race and a day like no other. The forecast all week was RAIN…we had a day full of sunshine and SONshine. It was a chilly start but ended with a warmth in the air.
Run for God showed up in force. Their new race series set-up was phenomenal. There finish line, their banners, their corrals and their blue carpet made us feel special…it is first-class. God is using this ministry to touch many lives. We were thankful they were able to join us in such an amazing way.
The day raised over $3000 for the Hoyt Foundation. Praise the Lord!!! To Him be the Glory!!!! Ephesians 3.20 continues to come to mind as I think about the day. I knew He was in it. He proved Himself every step of the way. I just didn’t know what His goal was. He blew us out of the water. He was faithful to complete a good work in us.
James 2.22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
1 Thessalonians 1. 11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
Our prayer was that someone would come to know the Lord on this day or come back to their faith. We don’t know the seeds planted on March 10. We do know we did our part and He completed His good work in us through this day. He was glorified in every action and every step. Thank you Lord for such an amazing day!
I will blog more on the emotional side of the day soon….I wanted to give a quick report on God’s goodness…and here’s the final note:
My fundraising total as of today….$8068!!!! God’s goal was great than our goal. He is still working and He is showing HIS amazing power and strength. All through RUNNING….something I love to do for HIM!!!
Running Blessed and for HIM!