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!