“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16)
Thought for the day:
Less than a month away from running the Twin Cities Marathon, I found myself looking at inspirational quotes about running and realized how closely these quotes parallel my faith journey.
1. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” - Fred Devito
2. “Running is that alone time that let’s my brain unspool the tangles that build up throughout
the day.” - Rob Hanienen
3. “My competition is against the runner next to me, it is against the runner inside of me.”
The life God has envisioned for us to live is challenging! It is a life in which sin is unacceptable but that requires us to embrace change. There is no other way! Without change, becoming who God has created us to be is impossible. And just as Jesus periodically went off to pray, we too must take time to clear our head, regain our focus, and request God’s presence within. But most of all we must learn not to compare ourselves to others, rather, we must be true to person that God made us to be.
Prayer for the day:
Lord God, you have called me to be someone special and unique in your presence. Give me the courage and the strength become the vision you have for me. Amen.