Running on Empty
Running On Empty
Be still and know that I am God.
Ephesians 6: 10-17
The Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
“There is so much to do and so little time.” This is always on my mind. I run and run until I can’t run anymore. You can only do so much to avoid the little things that bring you down. I fight off the devil throughout the day with small prayers but sometimes that little devil gets through and brings me down. The devil likes to say, “Look what you lost.” but I go to my knees surrendering my emptiness and I hear the lord say “Be still and know that I am God.” and I say to the devil, “But look what I have.” with a smile.
I asked God to let me live to at least 100 with all my marbles and abilities so that I can live for his Glory and leave a great legacy of his love. I thought at this point in my life I would be happily married to the love of my life with 3 or 4 kids but God has had other things for me to do. I still pray for these things but I have accepted Gods way and God is good. We can not predict the future only God knows what will happen from moment to moment.
The past 39 years have been a roller coaster but boy oh boy what a ride. The good, the bad, and the ugly are all brought together by God to make a beautiful orchestrated garden of me. God’s light shines through me as I walk the path he has chosen for me.
I run for the love of running, for the feeling of freedom it gives me but I mostly love to run to the Lord who fills me with his grace, love, and strength.