If you haven't heard already, I'm in training for two 5K races, one in December 2011 and one in February 2012. Today was day 3 of spiritual, mental, and emotional training and day 1 of upping my physical training. I now walk 2 sections and jog 1 plus 60 steps and repeat that for 3 miles. Maybe I'll get some pictures up soon of my route so you can see what I'm talking about.
My reason for taking up this blog again, which I set up 1-1/2 years ago but never did anything with, is to encourage you to allow God to dream big within you so that together you and He can do amazing things, hard things, things that you'd never be able to do on your own. And to encourage you to give Him the glory and credit for them.
As I stood watching the Gasparilla 15K and 5K races in Tampa Saturday, tears started to stream down my face as I saw people who were as big as I am running those races. There's no physical reason I can't do this. There's certainly no spiritual reason. God was putting a dream in my heart that I never considered.
Ephesians 3:20 (MSG) - God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.
I NEVER had any interest in running or anything athletic even when I was thin (ner), so I know this is God and not me. Also, as I stood watching the race I saw no one, absolutely no one, wearing a T-shirt, headband, visor, or anything giving God glory. I'm going to change that! Pictures of that will come in the near future too!
I'm new to blogging, so bear with me as I figure out how this works, make it look better, and learn how to add pictures. Comments and encouragement will be greatly appreciated! : )