day fades, I sigh
my breath escapes me like air squeezed from a punctured tire
emptied of strength because I have put my hands to what has been asked of me
from a Father who knows how far I can run
He takes a moment for as long as I will listen
reviewing better steps to be made tomorrow
then filled fresh, like a tired water bottle ready to be placed in the fridge
and waiting till morning to be reused
for tomorrow, we run again!
night drapes around me like a heavy warm coat on a frosty morning
tranquilizing peace subdues the rushing thoughts of today
like a deep breath after touching the bottom of a pool.
heavyness seems to run off as water
and joy fills me quickly like the crest of roller coaster.
I am still again.
and full of my Fathers love..
and I forget why I didn’t remember sooner…
and remind myself to remember.
Who knew recovery could be such a long road? And a better question, if knowing how long the road was when starting out, how differently would you live? Would it spark you towards greater diligence? Or would it have caused you to give up?
Praise God He only lets us know what we need to know and doesn’t show us the entire picture upfront!
So, choose today, persevere! Choose to walk out the path He has laid before us regardless of how we feel!
… i feel so humbled beginning this year. It has been a year of triumph and victory born out of the most difficult of days. this year has been one of perseverance, easily.
Out of these ashes the Lord has brought about a… stronger than ever… feeling. ya know, it’s funny. although i am sure i am stronger than before, and much further along especially in the areas hope, perseverance, and faith, i feel… well, not the way i expected i would.
I do not feel weak, nor do i feel strong. however, i do feel a brilliance of confidence in where, when and how God has placed me.
The other night I woke up from a dream, where the Lord spoke something very clear to me.
“often we want to know every detail of where it is the Lord is calling us, when all He is wanting for us to go there.”
I believe that will be a word over this year for so many of us. one that will lead us to the victorious life we have been born for. shedding off the barriers of questions and fear to run with confidence.
freedom has captured me
it grips me tightly with it’s mercy
allowing me to run
in fields of grandeur and hope
peace and life
Belief in Motion.
What inspiring words.
How much more if we allow them to shape us?
How much more to take the places Jesus says YES to, and run out that path?
Chewing on todays sermon… (yesterday’s thanks to a sudden case of insomnia), I ask myself, “where are the mountains I have not only been called to climb, but have already been given rights to. Belief in motion is so much more than setting out on a path before us, but rather it is running an “unknown” path as if it were one we’ve run a thousand times. And why? BECAUSE HE HAS CALLED US TO IT!!
Rinse off the unbelief and begin.
It is already SET. It is only up to us to choose to run it!
Choose it. Believe it. LIVE IT!!
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untimid i stand amongst a thorn laden land
i resolve deeply
move as He moves
speak when He speaks
i will be the voice of His words and i will carry the love of His hands
my heart aches within me for change
and my mind, it dwells on His presence
my sights have never been so set as now
nor has my hope been so strong
for though i walk on unlevel grounds
I will be a light that will shine across the land
In life we are faced again and again with the same question, asked in different forms and ways. Will we run?
I have been asked that same question countless times. I am faced with a character flaw… Will I run to the Lord or slither further into selfish pattern? I am faced with sin… Will I run to the Lord or continue to love my own flesh more? I am faced with offense toward someone… will I Run to the Lord or let anger stir like a painful boil?
Often I have not chosen the more righteous path. I have Chosen not to run. My dear brothers and sisters, what ever is righteous, whatever is noble, what ever is pure, let us choose those things. Let us run the path less chosen.
What will it take to begin this next year running? For each of us it is different. One area for me is health. After a long year, choices that we’re once being made for fitness and health have now become less habitual and quite a bit more opportunal… The morning runs, well sleep seemed nicer. The workouts became more “work” as a laza fare attitude set it. Eating well became the chore.
Let us choose to end this year well. Choose to run.