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.