BENEFITING: CEDARBROOK CAMP OF OHIO
EVENT DATE: Jul 10, 2013
I won't lie. I have been working up to this whole running a marathon...and i still don't like it too much, ESPECIALLY in the Ohio winter...weather BE CRAZY here! But the testimony is in the perseverance and purpose. I used to run, and I knew at about 1.8 miles I would want to stop...so i would keep running until i felt better, at about 2.2 miles. by the time i would finish 3.1, i was done. Now though... i don't get so annoyed at 1.8, but at 6 miles...i cry haha. but even that is getting easier. 10k is my fave race. when i set out to do my long runs, i say, God meet with me. And sometimes he does business on my heart.
I tell him, ok God, I am going to run until you stop me. And I meet with Him, that's usually WHY i want to cry by 6 miles. Running that long takes up so much energy that I have none to waste on protecting my mind and will from God. He meets with me, when I come to the end of me. Does that make sense?
That is what I think about when ALIVE comes to mind. Its supposed to me Abundantly Living In Victory Everyday. God's plan is the one that holds True Victory...that's why we follow it. The hard part is knowing what God's plan is...that's why we have trouble following. So hearing from God is important to the success of following Him. Setting out to meet with Him while running has been the most successful way I've done that. Competing in Races brings glory to God because that is the way He wants me to Go. It demonstrates Victory in even crossing the finish line. THAT is the goal, as I'm sure YOU know and believe in, of the fitness industry! To see people strive for victory in their own lives so they can go on LIVING abundantly, having better health and better lives.