Three weeks from today is the BIG day! I am all in for Boston. As I think about the phrases – ALL IN and Runner Passport – I think about what that means to me. It means I will be taking part of the big dance on April 15 in Boston – the 2013 Boston Marathon. Wow! How exciting! I know I have done it before…but it is all so new once again. 🙂 I love it!
It also has me thinking about my salvation. It reminds me of the BIG day – the day I became part of our Lord’s family – June 11, 1978. This is the day I received the most important passport ever – my passport to eternity. At the age of 9 I could say “I am ALL IN!” Now that’s exciting.
The best part about this passport is that anyone can be ALL IN. You don’t have to qualify. You don’t have to train by running 60 miles a week. All you have to do is say “YES, Lord, YES! I believe you are my Lord and Savior and I want you in my heart. I have sinned and I know you died for me and by GRACE you have saved me.” God loves us! He wants us to have the JOY that surpasses any joy we could have on this earth!
1 John 5:11-13
11 And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
Boston is exciting for me…a dream that once was thought unattainable…now a reality! But eternal life is even more so…EXCITING doesn’t even touch it! Earlier today I posted this in response to the amount of mileage I am putting in during this point of my training (55-60 miles a week):
Anyone of you could do it…I have NO doubt…it is about a goal and a dream. The author is our Lord and He helps you do things we could only imagine… He is helping me fly. I started with one foot…1 step and 1 mile at a time.
He can help you do anything…He is our Savior. He is the one that can help you be ALL IN! He can give you a passport to eternity…All you have to do is have faith and believe!
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Boston training update:
2013 Mileage – 610.67 miles – I will hit 750 on marathon day! Thank you LORD! For His glory!!!
2013 shoes – On 3rd pair of Brooks Adrenaline
2013 Longest run – 16 miles with next one being 26.2 on April 15, 2013
Fundraising: About $200 short of $5000 goal – I know we will get there! 🙂
Marathon training plan – Hanson’s Marathon Method – working well! The Lord is helping me rock my training.
Praying that on marathon day it all comes together…but major prayer is that HIS perfect will is done on that day and the remaining 3 weeks of training!
This post is dedicated to my father, Frank Taylor. Today is his 76th birthday. He, along with my mom, showed us what it meant to live a life with Christ. His devotion to the Lord and his life serving others for Christ is one I want to emulate. Thank you dad for introducing me to Christ and helping me understand what it means to be ALL IN with Christ. LYNMW!
2 responses to “Runner’s Passport – I am all in! Are you ALL IN?”
Your dad is an inspiration to our family and anyone who knows him. We have had blessed livesin so many ways. You are one of those blessings for us. God will be the wind beneath your wings!!
What a way to start your day! Thank you is not enough for me to say to you Tricia for what you had to say. Just like the good book says and Dena would say to me, “raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are old (your not there yet) they will not depart from it. LYNMW, dad