Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Getting Back in the Groove

It's been a busy couple of weeks, and I apologize for the lack of posts here. I've still been running, but I've allowed the world's distractions to interfere with everything else we do here. Now it's time to get back on track, and to remember that God allows me to run in order to glorify Him, not to seek glory for me.

I've learned this lesson many times in the past, but it's one of those that just keeps getting lost in the closets of my mind. The lesson? We can always make time for God, regardless how busy we get or how many things we have to get done. We allow ourselves to believe we're too busy today, then tomorrow, then the next day and the next. Before long, it's been weeks since we've devoted God any time at all.

And that's always when times get tough.
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." ~ -- Psalm 119:105

Today I was tired. All day I felt just beat. It was bad enough that a young lady in my 2nd period class asked if I was okay. I didn't feel bad, just tired. But it showed, and I have to think part of the reason is that I haven't been devoting my daily time to praying and studying the Bible. It's not that ventured off and was doing anything bad. I just wasn't doing what I should be doing to stay "prayed up" and strengthened through God's Word.

So now it's time to turn things around and get back in the groove. Back to studying the Bible every morning and MAKING time to write here about the great and wonderful blessings God gives me. It's more than being able to run. I'm blessed to work with great kids in my classes, on our cross country team, and at church. I'm blessed to get to spend almost every weekend with our beautiful, sweet granddaughter. And I'm blessed to be running at my age.

God is great, all the time! It's high time I remember that, and shout it from the rooftops.

If you don't know Jesus as your personal savior, if you're missing the faith, hope, and love written about here, if you want the peace that we as Christians have in our lives, please visit our Got Jesus? page for step-by-step instructions on how to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments are subject to moderation. Comments containing hateful speech, profanity, or other inflammatory remarks will be rejected.