"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Monday, April 16, 2012

ROCC RFG: Yes, You Can!

A special word of appreciation to Chris, Robin and Deb, (our fabulous Run For God coaches), for handling tonight's class.  I have already received several comments on what a great job Chris did in facilitating the study and of the especially inspirtational testimony from Robin.  Thank you all. 

The slides are posted below and I would encourage anyone not present tonight to consider the passage around Philippians 4:13.  In short, yes, God wants us to fully utilize our gifts and abilities, but the strength He provides is directly tied to those tasks that involve serving and honoring Him.  Any, and all, that He has laid before us, He has also given us the strength to complete.  Paul knew this well and it is why he wrote these words following his comments in verses 11 & 12.

Finally, from a MOTIVATIONAL standpoint, the link to tonight's "What Do You Run For?" video is inlcuded here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRzY8oFX75I  This was a great addition to the topic of motivation for week #9.  You will enjoy watching it and maybe even find some additional motivation for these final few training weeks.

Have a great week.  See you Monday. 

Click here:  What Do You Run For?

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try and keep the message of this post in mind tomorrow during what I anticipate to be a very hard marathon. I've been able to break through tough mental moments during races by remembering to thank God for allowing me to get there in the first place.