Mile 3

I really used to despise running.  It’s getting better, though.  This morning’s 5 mile run was reluctant at best.  42 minutes of trying to catch my thoughts.  It came on the heels of 2 hours of prayer.  Just waiting on God is not easy.

David wrote what we now know as Psalm 63 while he was in the desert.  He wrote it when he was waiting on God.

1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

This morning, mile 3 was when I got my faster pace.  I feel like I’m starting mile 3 in life… moving faster and feeling better.  When I started running a year ago, I was distracted a lot by little things like cars on the road, other runners and not being able to breathe.  Today, as I hit mile 3, I realized that I’m not as distracted by those things anymore… but I am thinking about the hearts passing me by.

Sorry, this post is raw – no editing today.

Lord, make my feet swifter, my mind sharper and my heart softer.


One Response to “Mile 3”

  1. Thanks for the good thoughts today! I agree about waiting on God, it is so hard… I call it being in “God’s Waiting Room”. This past year God taught me so much by having to wait so long and not understanding His way. I learned that the more willess I became, the more I began to see with clarity the purposes of God at work in me and through me. I saw that His plan acted out in my situation did not look like what I would have drawn, but because of the development of my willessness in the situation, I began to see the underlying Kingdom purpose of His plan and I began to desire that more than my drawing. The things I did not understand began to be set aside, what I thought needed to be done when it needed to be done, I turned all those human alarms off… realizing my definition of time-needs never quite aligned up with the timing of Kingdom purpose, simply yet significantly at work all around me, working out my salvation and the salvation of others. I began to walk in a new kind of willessness where the timing, the how, the what, the when… were all submitted to Jesus– and I could not believe the clarity I got in God’s Kingdom purposes as my willessness grew and I no longer needed my understanding to know exactly what God was up too. My new found willessness deepened as daily I put my complete trust, my hope, my expectation (Ps 62) in God Who eventually (because He always-faithfully eventually makes all things work for our best) showed me how He could work things out in ways that were far better, He had the better plan…. and caused me to AWE-GOD!!!! Instead of leaning on worry about the things I could not see, I began to develop my AWE-GOD in Kingdom purposes at work that I could not see! It changed the atmosphere in God’s Waiting Room to one of peace and hope and expectation for the great God Adventure ahead!
    Praying for you! God Bless You Much!

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