Thank You Jesus for the opportunity to share with one another!
I said to her, I look at it like this [she is a Christian] I know what’s in the bible and I walk that walk daily, but I still pick up my bible on a regular basis and I still search His words for more each day. Even though I feel filled with Him, there is always more room for more Him in my life. I want to know everything I can about walking with Jesus, living for Jesus and sharing Jesus. I hunger for Him ~ I want to be MY VERY BEST FOR HIM. When I pick up a book on running, I suspect it is similar. I want to run my best race. I want to be knowledgeable and filled with information I can utilize so I can be MY VERY BEST ME!
When I look at running, I look at it as a Godly gift. I want to take it in and embrace it. I’m very blessed to be healthy and clearly God seeded desire in my heart to run ~ He knew that running would be a healthy way for me to “vent” or “release” as I am a horrible awful very bad with emotions communicator – Yes, sincerely it is true. There is a reason when I run I say I am “dating Jesus”…I am going to Him, seeking Him and His wisdom and direction. OK, truthfully I should say I’m “running to counsel” because that would be more accurate!
Running in my life goes hand in hand with my walk with Jesus. I find when struggling in emotions and uncertainty is when I need to run, when others might need to sit and be still. I run to Jesus, to listen to Him, to seek Him. To yell to Him, vent with Him and to cry upon Him. Running is more than movement in my day, it is a time set aside to share, to “date” my Jesus. Dating Jesus puts my day in perspective, my life in order and allows me to praise Him in my celebrations and my storms. Why do I read all those silly running books? Because when I’m running, I’m not JUST RUNNING, I’m moving toward Jesus and I want to move toward Him in such a way it is seamless, we come together as one without a hitch ~ which means I want to RUN MY BEST RUN TO HIM.
Thank you Jesus for my healthy body. Thank you Jesus for a healthy heart which seeks you in all circumstances and situations. Thank you Jesus for putting into place a relationship for which I completely trust You and Your will over my life ~ for putting in my heart a desire to run to you when my heart is heaping with happy. For putting in my heart a desire to run to you when my heart aches.
Thank you Jesus for being my Best Friend, my Counselor, my Mighty King, my Lord, my Savior and most of all my Running Partner.