It was another great morning running with the PAX of @F3Stride! 11 brothers showed up to get a little better. YHC planned familiar route he felt would minimize risk and be interesting at the same time. Unfortunately, YHC missed a turn in his own route. The mistake added a little more than he planned reminding him of the “God isn’t done with us” devotion he had planned for post run. See below. With all the CSAUP’s coming up in February and March, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more and more PAX in the gloom on run group days. Here’s how things went this morning.
Weather: 30 degrees and chilly!
Maiden to Church
Left on Church
Right on Elm
Continue on Gibson
Left on Duffie
Continue on Chariot
Right on August Hwy
Right on W. Butler
Left on N. Lake
Right on Corley – YHC missed the turn here and added a half mile to the route 🙁
Right on Harmon
Left on Main
Right on Swartz
Straight on to Parker
Right on S. Lake
Back to Shovel Flag
Announcements: Dam 2 Dam, MGC Long Run, P200, Convergence
Prayer Requests: Recall’s co-workers dealing with cancer, Kukoc’s M dealing with pregnancy issues, Wells Family, and Short Haul’s foot injury.
Philippians 1:6 ESV: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
I’m not finished, he’s still making me! I’m still being molded and shaped and conformed to Jesus’ likeness (Romans 8:29). God’s not done with us, we are still being drawn and invited into relationship with him. Jesus served us first, and from that place of being served by him, we can serve him and his Church. What God did for me was turn my focus from myself and toward Jesus. This may seem simple, but it is a monumental gift of change and transformation. When our hearts are focused on Jesus, we see his servanthood and selflessness, we see his love for the Church (Ephesians 5:25), we see the image to which we’re being conformed. This changes us because we join Jesus in his mission and work on the earth. This is the context in which this molding, shaping and transforming takes place. No matter where we’ve fallen or cracked, our Maker has a grand design and intention for us that is not yet complete. Rest in hope and turn your focus upward and outward. Let the Father change your narrow scope from simply today, to that of eternity. Do you let past failures dictate your standing before God? If so, stop! Rejoice today that we are being made more like Jesus as we accept God’s invitation to join him in his work. He isn’t done with us yet!
Moleskin: I feel that God is working on me and using F3 as a vehicle to get me where he wants me to be. In the beginning I selfishly came to F3 thinking it would be a good way to stay fit. It didn’t take me long to understand that God brought me here for something much bigger! There’s no doubt in my mind that He put me here to help mold me and transform me into the person he wants me to be. I’ve got a long way to go! I’m a work in progress and I know he’s not done with me. He’s not done with any of us! Open your eyes and hearts and let Him continue to transform you to who He wants you to be!