Tuesday, April 29, 2008

3.25M - AHS Track...nice & cool

When my friend Jared left for Iraq, he left a pregnant wife, a future daughter, a very concerned and thankful buddy, and a verse for me to look up...
Psalm 144:1 - Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle-
Jared, I'm glad you're home & safe & with your girls...A day shouldn't pass that we don't entreat the Lord in thanks for these brave families that risk so much so we can enjoy such a life. God bless you Ledbetters and like kind & Thank God for Aggies and all those folks that wear the uniform.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

(SAT) Run To The Corn 5k

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Psalm 139

Does God really love me? Did He really fashion me before time began? Does he really care about, or even know what I'm thinking, saying doing? Is He really with me wherever, whenever? Did He start this big thing spinning and just step back to see where all the pieces would fly, or is He intimately involved with every mundane and grand event of my life? Is He just some puppet-master from a far off galaxy or is He right here, right now...closer than my own breath? Further still...do I want Him that close?

Psalm 139 always, always gets me to stop in my tracks and stare at the throne...and honestly, wonder why in the wide wide world of sports would He love me so much...

Friday, April 25, 2008

2.5m RacePrep w/ 11-100m Intervals

Isn't God Good? Is that why we completely forget how righteous He is? Do we see with rose colored glasses and forget the wrath of God? Have we forgotten that the fear of Him is the beginning of knowledge? Just a thought running through my mind.
"And of whom have you been afraid, or feared, that you have lied and not remembered Me, nor taken it to your heart? Is it not because I have held My peace from of old that you do not fear Me?" - Isaiah 57:11 (NKJV)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

4Mile Recovery Run...Too Muddy To Get To Track

Yesterday was just one of those days…I don’t mean in a bad way…I mean it in a “ God says, ‘ OK boog I’m gonna go ahead scrap everything you had planned today and replace it with my plan, and quit whining b/c it’s gonna work…b/c I’m God, that’s why” kinda way. The Lord is truly Mighty to Save and Deliver…my Hero & Captain.

Even though I don’t deserve this at all, being me and all, God has called and chosen me and given me a relationship better than a son or daughter, and it just shows His mercy and grace and it should derive something from me…namely, Love for His Name, Service, Holiness, and a Tenacious Grip on His Covenant & Life. I don’t know what you think of when you see those things, but for me, I feel like I should Love His Name more than mine, His reputation and glory, more than mine, Him more than Me. I should lay my life down for others to serve man and so praise Him. I should not muddy up His Day, His Worship, His Word, His Life with sin, or selfishness and I should have a death-grip on every righteous day and way, because remember, I don’t deserve it, but I have it…so what will I do with it?

Check out the scripture that caused all this ponderous thought: BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Isaiah 56

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

3.25 Miles – 4 - 400’s < 85” Athens H.S. Track

I know you can't believe I have a new post, but here it is...a pic of the day, and my thoughts on some passages I was looking at today...enjoy or something.
Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '26

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Joshua 7
This really jumps out and gets me because of two things. First, God says, essentially, “Quit Whining, Quit Sinning & Quit Losing!” I mean, God had made the covenant and said that He'd bless His people, all they had to do was obey Him, their provider and protector, and here Joshua is thinking, possibly, that God just up and runoft from them...God's response makes it clear that there is a time to talk, and that there is a time to act. Secondly, this story show how the people of God become God’s instrument of operation, so-to-speak, and are the manifestation of His Judgment, Emotion, Will, Etc. If God uses His people as that tool for judgment, then it stands to reason that we should also act as His instrument of Total Compassion, Love, and Care as well.

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Psalm 133;
Wow! I guess I've just never noticed this passage before...so many times we're focused on church unity as the alternative to a negative thing and here God the psalmist paints such a vivid picture of the goal and reward of loving each other...complete sanctity and holiness and a real life!

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Psalm 135:15-18;
Vanity!! Our idols are nothing, in that they have no truth to speak, no way to hear or help, no breath of life in them…they are dead, they are actually just…not. Where as our God is…He Be!

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Isaiah 55:1-7;
If you are in need, broken, hurt, thirsty…Come to the source, often imitated, never duplicated; come to God and be satisfied…Come to him while He is near and easy to find…Just leave everything behind, He will receive you and have mercy unlike any other.
v.8-9; God is so not like us in so many ways…I guess it makes sense then that we’d go to Him to get something different than what we’re getting in the world…
v.11; God’s Word…He doesn't waste it, there's nothing like it, there's nothing today that does what it does..

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: John 11:11-14;
Sometimes, honestly…we’re just kind of dumb. Gives me a little confidence every time I read because it shows God really can use anyone to accomplish His will...12 sometimes numbskulls and a dead guy...I mean, c'mon.

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Ephesians 4:25-32;
I love Grace R….I mean no matter what, she’s mine…period, forever…but do I take pleasure in the moment when she’s lied or done something quite different from her formed character? What do you think?