Daily inspiration: Believe in God's Word and trust that He is at work in your life. As you meet adversity, call out His name. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. (**My note--This reminds me of this song: There's Just Something About that Name." It goes:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
There's just something about that name
Master, Savior, Jesus
Like the fragrance after the rain
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Let all heaven and earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away
But there's something about that name.
--And it's so true. There is power, comfort, relief, strength, ...something...about that name. )
Daily Scripture & Reflection: Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6
A Time to Think: Many are so preoccupied with work that they allow little time for prayer—Watchman Nee
A Time to Act: Pray and release your worries.
A Time to Pray: Father, may my prayers for others be as constant and natural as breathing.
Birth verse for July 31: those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. 1 Corinthians 7:31
PrayFit devotional: Deciding to Run--July 29, 2012--Read: Acts 15
“So we all agreed to choose men…who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” –Acts 15:25-26
A 1996 study found that the risk of having a fatal heart attack during, or in the 24 hours following a marathon, was 1 in 50,000 — a statistic researchers dismissed as insignificant. A full 13% of runners completing the 2002 Boston Marathon were found to be hyponatremic, a blood sodium deficiency that can result in vomiting, seizures or death. Long-distance runners regularly battle soft-tissue injuries such as plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis and shin splints. So why, exactly, do people commit to such a stressful, perilous feat?
Well, everyone has their reasons. PrayFit endorser Josh Cox, who holds the American record in the 50K, enjoys the catharsis that running offers. For others, it’s simply motivation to train — a quantifiable, physical goal with a discernible finish. Some just savor the challenge of testing their ability and measuring their will, one footfall at a time.
Despite the rationale, and considering the inherent dangers of distance running, it would seem foolhearted or, at the very least, ill-advised to commit to running 26.2 miles. But regardless of what takes marathoners to the starting line or what carries them through to the finish, the act of running the race is not, in and of itself, of great consequence. What is more remarkable is that these intrepid few, despite the risk, have decided to run at all. –Eric Velazquez
Questions: Can you remember the moment you chose to follow Jesus? Was it an unpopular decision with family or friends? Have you ever felt like your faith is exercised at some risk? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. www.prayfit.com/2012/07/
Please keep praying for my family. satan is fighting, God is providing, I'm trusting.