Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sore body, Happy Soul

I started running again yesterday, for those who haven't read this blog very long, my husband is a big runner, and he's always trying to get me to sign up to do something! Last year we ran the Cooper Bridge Run in Charleston, SC which was a lot of fun and hard work! I've missed running and it's very hard to run in our neighborhood we live in now, but we have a treadmill, so I have no excuses!

It felt good to get these old muscles back in work! I've been neglecting them over this past year. But they are S-O-R-E today!!! As I thought about my title this morning.........what if it was reversed? Happy Body, Sore Soul? Is that the way it should be? "Working it out" every day with the Lord??? That's what this blog is, just another way for me to work out my journey with God. The fact that I choose to share it with others, it's just the way I am. I have nothing to hide. In fact, I want to do share my joy and hope that I have found in Him. At least that's what I feel called to do.

So much of the message that I feel God laying on my heart is about taking off the mask. Being who you are, and being accepted and loved for who you are and what the Lord has done through you. I think to many of us, myself included, at one time or even still, wear a mask. We hide who we really are to avoid "working it out". Often I have found, the more honest I am, the more I see that other's have the same if not more struggles than I do. It's ok to be open, to be honest, to be real.

The thoughts of the She Speaks conference have been flooding my mind this week. We are just about a month away!! Which I CAN'T believe!! And no, I'm not obsessing about it!! =) The Lord dealt with me on that yesterday, just in case you missed it! I can't even begin to tell you how nervous I am.

But the connection I made this morning was this, I want my soul to be so sore from working all my "stuff" out with God that I'll be more prepared than ever before! But that can only happen from deep thoughts with him. That can only come from daily digging deeper and deeper into his words. And being in more prayer than I have ever been.

Even though, I don't have a clue as to what I'm doing. I've been thinking back to my public speaking class I took in college. Ok....what was the order? What was the keys that guy said??? Oh I wished I would've paid more attention!! But I totally know and believe that God is going to show me exactly what to say, and exactly what to do. One of the things we have to prepare is a teaching topic for five minutes on our favorite passage of scripture. When I read that, I was like, "But God.........HOW ON EARTH will I ever pick ONE????" I love so many passages. And I'm praying, that he will truly show me what has made my heart leap more than ever. What passage makes me stand up and shout the loudest. What passage can change the way I look at life forever? He hasn't shown me yet, but He will. And it will be in the most unusual way....it always is. =) I will let you know once He tells me!

Well, I'd better go. This is one of my last days of freedom on a Tuesday until next year!! Taylor's last day of school is next week.........oh dear. Kennedy and Hope still have another two weeks, but that means the Taylor Bug and I will be hanging out. You'll have to get ready for my summer survival series!! I plan on staying busy, but not spending money.....or at least not to much!! Ok, so off I go! Have a blessed day!! Stay Sore!


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Irritable Mother said...

Good for you for running. Keep it up!
And I am soooo with you on the being real thing. We've got to keep the masks off.

Sarah Martin said...

Running is so cool-and runners have cool figures-good for you! I will pray that the Lord gives you a passage to speak about and that He will give you something to shout with joy over!


Sharon Brumfield said...

Good for you for working on getting your self back into some training. I know it feels good.

I can't even imagine coming up with something for 5 minutes around my favorite verse.
Five minutes seems like a really long time...but in college I had a tendency to go over.
You will do a great job.
The fire will start to flow...the Spirit will speak and BAM! it'll be over before you know it.