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Rocky Connections

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's amazing to me sometimes how God gives the same verse or message to different people in my life (who then pass it on to me)-it's like stereophonic messages. Katrinia has been motivating us with her Rocky quotes, one of which was going the distance and another about stretching ourselves-like out of our comfort zones. I am reading a book by Laurie Hall where she writes, "God consistently answered my prayers, but His answers were always much bigger than I thought they would be. He had to enlarge me to make room for them and the stretching was painful. Just as the long-distance runner has to slowly stretch before running so that he won't damage his muscles, so God slowly stretches us so that our hearts and minds are able to go the distance in the race He has called us to run." The Rocky Challenge has definitely stretched me in ways that at the time were painful, but in the long run, have made me stronger. And I definitely want to go the distance in this race!
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    I truly believe in God's will and that it be done. My husband is currently going through heart failure and it has given us challenges and expanded our knowledge on health and fitness. However, with all that has happened as our lives changed dramatically it has been a journey of love from God. It has been overwhelming to both of us how God has helped us feel so much closer to him through all of this. emoticon
    3264 days ago
    That is a beautiful quote and definitely something to think about. :) I am glad that you're seeing positive changes and growth! Keep up the great work!
    3918 days ago
    Wonderful Thoughts - I have also been stretched with knowledge of what my body can do. The Challenge has opened my eyes, body and mind. I feel that this has been another blessing in my life.
    3932 days ago
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    Thank you, this is really great. Hugs, Jud
    3932 days ago
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