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Week 8 Run For God (Yes we can)

Sunday, March 03, 2013

It has been a good week. I feel like I am getting stronger physically, mentally and mostly spiritually. Since being involved in the Run For God group I have been blessed beyond measure. I started off with the goal of finally accomplishing a goal and trying to find a way to put less focus on my personal issues. God has been faithful to help me do just that!

Yesterday after our run, we went back into the neighborhoods that we ran in and put door hangers on the door knobs inviting people to church. The church that hosts our group has a wonderful outreach program that started yesterday. Although I don't attend that church I was happy to help out. If one person's life is touched by that outreach then I know that I have done something worthwhile.

Today our theme was Yes we can! It was our first 20 minute run without stopping emoticon and the week that most of us had been apprehensive about. We discussed having faith in God and believing that He could help us do the impossible. We have all kinds of levels in our group: walkers, joggers, and woggers. I think I fall in the latter group emoticon.

Our warm up began and everyone was chatting and beaming with excitement. I took off slowly when it was time to run because I wanted to pace myself. I knew that I could do it because I had run over 30 minutes previously on treadmill. Running outside was different because the belt of the treadmill is not keeping pace for me. After ten minutes I felt myself getting winded and noticed that the chatter of the group had all but ceased. We were focused!!! I had to start quoting every scripture that I could think of to get me through. What I love about this group is that everyone was cheering for each other emoticon . Our leaders would stop and high five everyone as they passed through emoticon . It was awesome. I made it and I give God all of the glory.

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  • no profile photo RELYSECC
    Way to go!
    2951 days ago
    Way to go, sounds like a fantastic group!

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    3025 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12068091
    Awesome What great motivation when running.
    3028 days ago
    Awesome! It sounds like a wonderful group and a wonderful time!
    3029 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13632073
    Wow more then good job on the physical accomplishment is a Praise God how you leaned upon our mighty GOD. Oh what glories he must receive when we are so focused on him.

    Praise God for the scripture memory you used to make it through. Not many people can say they have scripture memorized like that. We have been working with the children before sleep to do their memory verses. It's incredible how we are all learning them. :) Praise God for his WORD.

    He gives us moments like these to use the scripture we have stored away in our minds, but these moments are preparation for the days to come when we may not have the Bible anymore. For we may have those taken away some day, but we can thank the Lord for the scripture we stored away in our minds.
    3029 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13519162
    Yay for you, running 20 minutes without stopping. I'm participating in a C25K Spark team and am in week 4 (for the second week in a row). I've signed up for local 5K in April at Willow Creek Church, which supports their compassion ministries. It will be my first attempt at jogging a whole 5K. Right now, I can't quite picture me doing it in April. But, I'm thrilled for you! Good going!
    3029 days ago
    I am so happy for you!
    3029 days ago
    Way to go! emoticon Did you use any of the Peak313 Bible verses?! Sound like you have found a great accountability group. Keep up the good runs and blogging.
    3029 days ago
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