Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day Seven...

Wow! Day seven already! That's so awesome. I can't believe already a week has gone by! :) This is so exciting!

Last night I was talking to a friend, and he asked me how many days a week I ran. I couldn't believe what came out of my mouth. "I get to run six days a week." Heck yes!! What a blessing it is to GET to run every day.

Any of you who know my story know that my running career has been pretty injury-laden. In fact, I spent ALL of 2009 rehabilitating from the nastiest case of IT Band syndrome. I missed my first chance to run Boston because of it.

But through that, I learned not only that running wasn't the most important thing in life, but also that it is an unbelievable privilege. I get to run!! Every day!! :) I get to push the body that God gave me and experience its power and capability. I get to use the health He has given me in order to bless Him back and bring Him glory! I get to actually use marathon training to bring light and love to others! Isn't that wild?? Lord, You are just so good to me.

haha! If you're reading this and thinking, "Man, she is on crack today," I tell you what...I'm feeling it! But it's just the joy of the Lord, man.

Today, whatever God has given you to do, I encourage you to do it with passion and enthusiasm! He's GIVEN you the gift of being able to do it FOR HIM! Let's all take a look at Colossians 3:23-24, which says, "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord—you serve the Lord Christ."

Whatever your "running" is, do it with joy today!


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