Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Greater Things are Yet to Come!

Six months ago (or so) I decided to do the MetroSouth Biggest Loser Challenge. 3 months of getting your life back.  It sounded insane and sometimes it was.  But because of that challenge, I completed a half marathon.  I didn't run the whole thing, but I finished and even though I always say 'I didn't run the whole thing' I was proud of myself for completing it.  Not in a prideful way, just in an accomplished sort of way.

Sunday night my friend Katie sends me a text 'want to run a marathon for a good cause?'  I didn't even think twice about my answer 'yes' about 1 minute after I just thought 'what did I get myself into?' but it didn't matter, if God puts something before you, you can complete it.  So on Oct 16, 2011, I will be running the FULL marathon.  Starting my training today, that means no more eliptical. 

We are running for clean water.  1 in 8 people don't have clean drinking water.  Imagine that because I really can't.  I toss water down the sink when its been sitting overnight because it tastes 'stale'.  Oh my word.

$1 = clean water for an African for a year.  One well = clean drinking water for a village for a lifetime. 

I'm not surprised at the things God puts before me, I'm just amazed that He choses me to bring Him glory.

So many needs, so little time, so I better start moving! Time's a-wastin'!

John 3:30 He must become greater; I must become less


Constance said...

I am trying to be better about visiting my bloggy friends again and I hope I can remain consistent with it.

I have been following you even though I haven't been very interactive as of late. So glad you weren't hurt in the accident.

Our church participates in SOS (Sower of Seeds) which is a Ministry of a family in our church, The Weehunt Family. They work in India and it astounds me how cheaply you can change a person, a village's life, with something as "simple" drinking water from a well! I believe people are more apt to listen to the Gospel message when we as Christians are doing the work of the church. Walking that walk as it were!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Matthew said...

Awesome! Run, Walk, Crawl, just finish! That's an amazing accomplishment in the half, and an awesome goal ahead of you.

Keep renovating His temple ...