Friday, November 5, 2010

8 miles is a longgg way

So we did it…Earlier today Kim and I ran 8 miles straight…I drove to her house and we ran from her house to mine…The only time we stopped was to take our energy goo, and at the crosswalks…Praise GOD for crosswalks!! Still at times we shuffled in place…In one month we have to be able to run 13.1 miles for the ½ marathon we signed up for…It’s such a bittersweet experience, and I think that is why we are doing it…I still ask myself why we are doing it…Ha! I’ve never ran before in my life…I smoked cigarettes for 25 years, drank, smoked other stuff, took drugs, etc. in my BC days of course (before Christ)…When I got saved in 2005 is when everything really stopped, even the cigarettes, actually (2006 for the smokes) I’m in awe of when we put our trust, hope and faith in the LORD JESUS, nothing is impossible… Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26

Gosh it’s so true...

We prayed before the run, during the run, and praised GOD for finishing the run…As we were coming into our last mile and a ½ we stopped our music and started to pray out loud for each other while running…We were tired and it was hard…Even though we DO feel good to accomplish these runs, all our praises are unto HIM…It is ONLY through HIM that this is even possible for me, and I’m sure for Kim…Never in my life did I ever  think I could accomplish the things that I have since CHRIST saved me…I could list sooo many things…The blessing is that there are still so many things to come! Oh, how sweet it is..
Thank you JESUS…

The biggest excitement for me is the day of the race…We will definitely be having something on our shirts about JESUS…I want people to know that we are running for JESUS, this is only possible because of JESUS, that we can’t accomplish anything without JESUS...Most of all, that the glory goes to JESUS...I know, I know, some of you are saying, “There are thousands of people that run these marathons, and don’t know JESUS.”  
So my answer to that is this…
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24 
Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete, does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. 2 Timothy 2:5 

1 comment:

  1. yes mam we did it! 8 miles! all for His Glory! Love ya girl!