My God - My Everything - cont.


My goal for the first race was to run the entire distance, no walking. I did it and to my surprise won 1st place in my age range. That challenged me to set my goal higher and so I committed to a half marathon that I would run a year later. Not only did My Trainer provide the training plan, but he also provided friends like John, Carolyn and Jodi as mentors. John would fly by me at the green belt and he always had a smile and offered running tips. Carolyn always celebrated my progress with encouraging words and Jodi coached me about the hill I would encounter half way through the race. All of them shared from their personal experiences and I appreciated every word.

On the day of the race I was as ready as I would ever be. My goal again was to run the entire distance and complete the race with a time less than two hours and twenty minutes. Just before the large hill in the middle of the course I was running by myself. That's hard to imagine when there were over 1000 people running that day. But for a few moments nobody was running near me and I had this feeling of being all alone. During that moment I heard, "I'm with you," from My Trainer and that motivated me to finish the race running the whole distance and in a time of two hours and nineteen minutes. As I crossed the finish line I kept saying to myself, "Thank you God, Thank you God," I knew it was because of My Trainer that I finished the race.10  

One area of my life that God has never ceased to amaze me in is being My Provider. He has provided me with a wonderful husband and two sons. He has provided my family with a home, food, jobs and health. Financially there has been many times that the only explanation for the bills getting paid is because of My Provider. He said in his word that he would provide all our needs12  and he has done that and more.

All of this reconfirms my belief in a loving God. Only an all powerful, ever present and all knowing God would be able to take care of each and every detail in our lives. We don't know how many days we have in this life, but he does. He knows what will happen today, tomorrow and from now through eternity. Why not make the most of every moment you have? Invite the one who is pursuing a relationship with you and wants to experience life with you into your life today.

As for me, there are many other areas in my life that I have yet to experience all that God has for me, but based on his faithfulness13  with the ones I have, the rest of my life is guaranteed to be a wonderful adventure with My God who is My Everything.


1 Galatians 2:20  "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. "
2 Psalm 46:1  "is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
  Psalm 121:8  "the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more"
3 Revelations 3:20  "Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
4 John 14:6  "Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”"
5 Genesis 16:13  "She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: 'You are the God who sees me,' for she said, 'I have now seen the One who sees me.' "
6 Revelations 4:8  "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
7 Ephesians 2:8-10  "For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith - and this not of yourselves, it is a gift of God - not by works, so that no man can boast. "
8 Colossians 3:23-24  "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for me, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord you are serving."
9 Proverbs 3:5-6  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
10 2 Timothy 3:16-17  "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
11 2 Timothy 7:7  "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
12 Matthew 6:31-36  "So not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'what shall we wear?' for the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
13 psalm 36:5  "love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies."

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Hebrews 12:1-2  NIV

" Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. "

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