Sunday, May 31, 2009

Running the Race for Life

Yesterday (Saturday) my husband and I ran in a 5K to support our local Pregnancy Care Center. God has used this center to help thousands of women through the journey of pregnancy and beyond.

I started preparing for this race a little over a month ago.....oh. my. word. My body was screaming "NO!". But we committed to this so backing out was not an option. I really felt God moving in my heart through this because while I wanted to run to support LIFE, I just hurt, and I'm still nursing, and my thighs rub together...well you get the picture. Anyways......I started this Bible Study online which you can click on the little icon over there on the side and get to it....well one of the first lessons was one that God used to remind my selfish little heart (once again) that its not all about ME!

The Bible Study was about Moses and leading the Israelites AWAY from Egypt and the slavery they were in. The analogy/lesson went on to say that we all have our "Egypts" that hold us back/don't let us move on etc. (think: self consciences, depression, feelings of not being good at something)...

Okay....so I do my Bible Study in the morning, then that day went out for a run while my Monday afternoon babysitter was over. Well while I'm running I'm thinking "Run from your Egypt Sara! Run to the Promised Land and all that God has in store for your life...Get out of Egypt!"
Well? Do you think I stopped to walk? Not that day! That was the first time I completed the 3 miles in my practice and I was PUMPED! God is SO good. He used my Still moment of Bible Study to help me find a true KNOW Him moment in my life so that I could Play and Live and RUN that race!

Yup...here I am at the finish line. :)

I crossed the finish line knowing this race was never about me in the first place. Thank you God.

Hebrews 12:1 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.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your race! I'm so impressed. It must have been an awesome feeling. God is SO good! I have a hard getting my walking in, much less running!
    Blessings,
    Patty

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  2. Way to go! I ran 10k 2 years ago! It was so hard but the amazing rush afterward was totally fantastic! Congratulations!

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  3. You are my hero! I've thought about running races for so long. So proud of you!

    Amy

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  4. Great Job! Meeting your goal and crossing the finish line!
    Praise God!
    Blessings, GG

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  5. Good for you! I am so impressed.

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