Friday, August 13, 2010
So I managed to get up and go run with Diana. Again, here I am inspired to write. We'll see how long this lasts...:)
I usually do 2 laps around the lake one walking and one running. No knee pain which is great! I felt like quitting way before getting to my focused finished line. I could push my body and I just wanted to fast forward to the goal of my sight. I felt anxious to get to the line soon or just stop and walk. But i managed to continue, relax and focus on pushing myself to get to the finish line. I put music on that will edify my spirit that wont let me think about defeat.
Continuing my race I began to think how many times life gets a little hard to run and all you wanna do is quit and settle for a comfortable pace. Maybe relaxing a bit, but not fully giving it your best shot. Or maybe that prize you been running towards seems so far away yet so near. But your soul becomes anxious and frustrated that it seems so far at perspective. But if you dish off the anxiety and rest in your soul, relying on the One who strengthens your knees and makes your feet like gazelle you begin to run with "endurance." It takes endurance and patience to inherit the promises.
Do not settle for less then the best. I want to be considered those who push with all they have to receive what the Lord has promised. He promises healing and restoration, that belongs to me. I used to read Psalm 68 :4-5," Sing unto God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the desserts-His name is the Lord-be in high spirits and glory before him. A father to the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation." I would ask myself what does praise have to do with orphans and widows? You might ask yourself what does this verse have to do with endurance or race?
Only the fact that we act like we are all alone in the race of life when it gets hard. Jesus said I will always be with you, I will never leave you nor forsake you. We forget the Fathers unconditional Love for us, we feel fatherless. It is the will of the Father to give you good gifts to His children. It is He who's eye is on the sparrow. Be anxious for nothing. Selah(meditate on this). This causes me to bring Praise out of my mouth and give Glory to my Father in heaven. He is so Glorious. He is always Father, I receive the spirit of adoption.
So Lord Surprise us with your goodness and loving kindness. Just because that s who you are..I could never measure up to be worthy but you Love me anyway with all my weakness and failures. You call me lovely, yes you do, you see me as worthy to die for. I find rest in you.