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Have I mentioned lately how much I love running?
I have finally begun to increase my mileage. For a while I was stuck on 3.1 miles each day. But I have been wanting to move beyond that mental block of 3 miles and I am finally pushing myself to run more than 4 miles most days of the week. My weekly mileage goal is to get in 22 - 25 miles each week.
One of the reasons I enjoy running so much is that it has become such a wonderful time with my running partner. Some days I run with a friend and lately my husband has been going with me once or twice a week. But I'm not taking about running with one of my girlfriends or with my husband.
My favorite running partner is God. Yep. You read that right. We run together.
When I began running again almost a year ago, I ran and wrestled.
You see, God and I had some things to work out. And in the beginning it felt like a wrestling match. But after a few months the wrestling began to feel more like a dance. And I'm loving the footwork!
I run and meditate on my current meditation/memorization scripture and it is always then that I begin to feel that wonderful sense of partnership and the inspiration that flows from that.
My current meditation passage is this:
"For our light affliction, that is but for a moment, is working in us a far more eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things that are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary and the things which are not seen are eternal." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17 - 19 NKJV
Believe me, I've been through some things that are not at all "light" and have not felt so "temporary."
But I can view them as light and temporary when I look at them in the light of Eternity.
One day all of the sorrow we have experienced will be gone. God will dry all of our tears and that exuberant and wild shout of joy you will hear in Heaven? Well, that will be me. When I see Jesus and my boy, Andrew, watch out, because you have never seen someone dance for joy like you'll be seeing me!
No more wrestling. Only dancing.
I can't wait. What about you?
If you would like to hear more about how we can view our affliction as light and temporary, click on this link for a short video I made a few days ago.
And feel free to leave a comment and share with me how your running is going. I'd really like to hear about it.