i did two out of three runs only last week, missing my long run over the weekend.
i missed running because i attended a workshop last Saturday, it’s the BIBLE-IN-A-DAY seminar headed by Rev. Sean Love of St. John’s Richmond Church. it was a whole day affair attended by members of our church and from other congregations as well.
(click on image to learn more about Bible in a Day)
truth is, i haven’t read the entire Bible continuously, like in a bible-in-a-year plan. But i did read fragments of it such that if i compile everything, i’d say i have tackled 70% of the entire book… well, it doesnt matter if i read the whole Bible or not,, thing is, how has it become a part of my daily life and of my relationship with God as well as with the people around me?
my bible, my friend as i call it. when i began my journey into knowing the Lord whom i have accepted as my Saviour, i only knew maybe total of 3 verses like the famous John 3:16… or the bible verse that saved my life in college (Romans 8:31 – “If God be for us who can be against us”) or the one that brought me out of depression in 2008 (Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God”). over the years, i have understood what 2Timothy 3:16 meant when it said, “All Scriptures are God-Breathed…”
let me share with you one interesting illustration from the workshop. this part truly amazes me because after you know about this, it’s a rubber stamp seal that the BIBLE is truly GOD BREATHED!
Rev. Sean Love shared this contrasting illustration between Genesis and Revelation, thus, BIBLE BOOK ENDS, about how the events from beginning til the end justify the plan of God for humankind…
it takes guidance from the Holy Spirit to grasp everything, with an open mind and accepting heart, that God truly is our Lord and the only One who can save us…
have you taken the first step to getting to know the Lord through His words, the Bible? if not, i am inviting you to try it and be filled with the Holy Spirit not only for a day nor for a week, but in your everyday, until you meet Him on that glorious day..
Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day
i have been opening my draft page almost each day, attempting to write something… but what?
should i write about my 7km run yesterday? when it started raining halfway to my destination, in the 11 degree “wintry autumn” weather, wearing no jacket, just a thermal shirt underneath my long sleeved running shirt, my capri running pants, my gloves, and my favorite semi-faded neon colored cap (just so i can be seen by the roadside)… i almost ran back home but my husband pushed me to continue (he was cycling), to which i was glad i did, it was a short run, but i had fun running in the cold rain, with Hall and Oates playing on my iPod (“I Cant’ Go For That / You make my dreams come true“ – click titles to listen) i was a bit left hanging as my adrenaline was up but then i had to be home in the next hour to prepare dinner for my friends who are coming for a visit. i finished the run in 51 minutes he he,, had to go slow,, the road gets slippery when wet.
or should i write about how silly i was feeling last week, for the simple reason that i made myself feel that way, allowing my emotions to control me. i found myself being grouchy and all, or even crying while watching a gag show, feeling down and sorry for myself, until i read my daily devotional on “How to Manage Emotions” by Mary Southerland, thanks to Girlfriends in God.
Jesus has said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” (Luke 5:31). i feel i do need a “doctor”, that’s why i had to immerse myself in His words, i know they cure me, spiritually, and emotionally.
or maybe i should tell you about what life was a year ago today? or my being in a church choir? or how Mama is now one to visit during all soul’s day? (she went “home” December 2011)
so many things run through my mind, but life continues to go on and on. it won’t stop and these stories pile up each day on my mind that there’s not enough time and words to share. God is awesome for giving me LIFE, and it does not matter if it’s good or bad, if i run in the rain, or i cry in laughter, what matters is that i am able to see how God works in me and how real He is. nothing is comparable with a life that knows God, and for that, i thank Him everyday that He chose me, and i found Him. 🙂
“Go forth today, by the help of God’s Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life—-come poverty, come wealth, in death—come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord’s. For this is written on your heart, ‘We love Him because He first loved us.’” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon