Wild and crazy week. It's been so victorious, though. One that I will definitely remember for the rest of my life. How can one be so challenged by the grace of God? Well, for one, I keep praying and two, He loves me. I've truly enjoyed my current season of my life. (**I keep thinking why did it take me so long to get here?)
I'll touch on the running thing- Even with 1,000,000 knats flying into my face yesterday morning, the humidity at 90% and the weather man saying that a high-level pressure system is laying right ontop of North Texas, and hearing the words, "I have to have heart surgery" or "I really don't like my job anymore" or hearing the cry of a loved one with a broken heart... I'm forced to find a reason to continue and to strive for more. The Lord is my reason. He uses the word, "running" all throughout scripture. I think it's amazing that what is now "my sport" is most sports punishment, but the Lord shines on us when we run (metaphorically or physically). He gives strength to the weak and faint-hearted, like when I am on my 9 of 11 miler and my legs feel like bricks, and the pavement changes to hard-unevened bricks and I think, "can't I just stop?" Well, yes, yes, I could, but what would that prove???....in our normal lives, if we're headed towards a hard spot: car trouble, a disagreement, being overworked, or even deeper, being lonely, thinking no one cares or no one sees you struggling to get out of your pit....He sees us, and says, "Only for the time being. I will work this out for my Good." He told us in John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble." Let's prepare, friends, and believers of the body....let's overcome the world through Christ. Let Him lift you up today. Run steadfast into His arms.