"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 29, 2013

ROCC Run For God - Love the Lord Your God ..... (Week 11)

In our next to last weekly meeting, we had a great run (30 minutes) and covered a significant amount of material in our study.  The story of Lopez Lomong is truly inspiring. The video is embedded in the slide set below and I highly recommend the book 'Running For My Life' to everyone, runners and non-runners alike. We then took a look at two scripture verses that tells us to "Love the Lord our God, with ALL our Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength."  Understanding these commands can make a huge impact on our spiritual walk and running testimony. Speaking of running, in our Running 101 study, we looked at the idea of music for runners and continued our discussion on race day readiness. 

We are only 11 days away from the ROCC 5k.  Everyone will be ready and I can't wait to see you in our final meeting next Monday night.  Have a great week and let me know if you have any questions about the slides.  Keep Running for God.

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Some examples of playlists includes a 'favorites' list with every song playing on a certain meaning or memory.  I have also used a 'playlist of the people' that asked friends and family to create the list and then as I ran I had the opportunity to pray over and thank God for their friendship and / or relationship in my life. Finally, an all Bruce - all the time list is an example of taking an artist and playing it all the way through.  Whatever you do, mix it up and try and make it purposeful.  I think my next playlist will be an all contemporary christian list made up of recommendations once again.

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