"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 8, 2013

ROCC Run For God - YES, You Can! (Week 8)

As the proverbial saying goes, we have come to the time when "the rubber meets the road." We begin week #8 of our 12 week journey, and the base mileage that we have been building over the past two months will allow us to increase the time and distance necessary to complete 3.1 miles on May 11th. The run have transitioned into a single run workout, and walking is solely for warm-up, cool-down and to catch a quick breather, if necessary, during your run interval.

But GREAT NEWS! Do not fear. If you have been disciplined with following the plan, and you have incorporated other elements of our Running 101 time together into your runs, you will know that you can do this.  In fact, you ARE doing this and should not take for the granted the progress you have made since February 11th. Great work! Keep it up.

The slides from this past Monday are provided below, including the embedded video from 'Facing the Giants.'  The theme this week was motivation, both for our physical race (see above) and for the daily spiritual race.  The key to our study time on this subject was to better understand the context and application of Philippians 4:13.  An often unintentionally misused verse that can be even more powerful than we typically consider it to be. As you review the slides, please let me know of any questions that you might have. Our dialogue helps to fill in the gap from the slide summaries.

Have a great week of workouts and may we all continue to Run For God.

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