Archive for March, 2005

Endurance

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Today I begin my training to run 10k in June. Needless to say, I’m a little freaked out. Apparently anyone can do it though. I’ve got all my training mapped out, exactly what I have to do, three days a week for 13 weeks. Now I just have to get out there and do it.
I was just thinking that this may actually bring me closer to God because it will give me a better understanding of training for something big. You don’t just get up one morning and say, “Alrighty, today I’m running 10k” and proceed to run out the door and return who knows how much later as a success. It just doesn’t happen. You have to train and prepare yourself for big things like that. And so it is with God. You don’t just say, “Okay Lord, today I’m going to pray for 5 hours (or more!)” and be successful. It takes careful obedience and training to spend time in God’s presence. It takes deliberate effort and work to be someone who walks with God daily and to know His heart.

So I pray that at the end of these 13 weeks I can run the race phsyically and spiritually.

Change

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Yesterday found me longing for change. Big change. Like a move. Big move.
I have lived here my entire life. I could navigate my way around this city in my sleep. Everywhere I look, there are memories. Some memories are good; many, I would like to forget. I wish I could go somewhere and have a fresh start. Get lost. Get to know new people because I have to. Explore. My family here would really be the only difficult thing to leave behind.
But where I am right now is where I am supposed to be. The Lord hasn’t told me or Clay otherwise. So here we will stay. And I’ll rejoice here because God is good and will have my praise no matter how I feel.