Faith Fitness and Laughter

35 Days

on April 21, 2013

That’s how long it’s been since my last run.  Until yesterday!  Granted it was only two miles, but it did feel good to actually run.  My legs were a bit shaky at first, but muscle memory is a beautiful thing.  When I finished my run, I did something wild and crazy.  I danced.  Oh come on, you know you’ve done it.  It felt so good to actually…..feel good.  The sun was out yesterday and it was a beautiful day and I just wanted to enjoy it.  It’s crazy when you finally let something go and give it to the Lord it’s literally like this weight that lifts.  It really is. 

When I finished my run yesterday and um….after my free dance, I hopped into the shower and then my mind started to wander.  I really do think that our minds can be our worst enemy.  They remind us (me anyway) of things that we wished we could do differently.  Words that we want to take back.  Thoughts that we wished we would have never told someone.  Laughing in a serious moment.  Crying in a funny one.  Our minds.  They really are an intricate thing.  I went to my brothers house last night and when I got home I realized that I hadn’t read my devotion yet!!


Here is what it said:


Let Me control your mind.  The mind is the most restless, unruly part of mankind.  Long after you have learned the discipline of holding your tongue, your thoughts defy your will and set themselves up against Me.  Man is the pinnacle of My creation, and the human mind is wondrously complex.  I risked all by granting you freedom to think for yourself.  This is godlike privilege, forever setting you apart from animals and robots. I made you in My image, precariously close to deity. 

Though My blood has fully redeemed you, your mind is the last bastion of rebellion.  Open yourself to My radiant Presence, letting My Light permeate your thinking.  When My Spirit is controlling your mind, you are filled with Life and Peace. 

Romans 8:6 “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses.  For we do not know wheat we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 


Cool huh? 


It’s amazing how quickly I can revert back to feelings of insecure thoughts.  I mean it’s super quick.  One look from someone and it gets my mind rolling.  “What are they thinking?”  This is so unhealthy and it takes my mind and thoughts to a place that isn’t good.  In fact, it can have a huge impact on me.  I don’t think that this is something that I will ever get past on my own, but I know that every day brings me closer in my relationship with the one Who has only good thoughts toward me. 


I am currently watching The Hobbit.  Third attempt.  Smile



I think that I am going to have to break down and get a new IPhone.  Mine is only a 3G and isn’t compatible with a lot of apps… I can’t even upload anymore pictures to Instagram.  The 4G’s are at Wal-mart and they’re only $.97 so I might have to go get one.  It comes with another 2 year contract though….


I am also in the market for some Trail running shoes…..  If you have any, what are your favorites??





I love this song by Jason Gray





And this one by Kristian Stanfill and Matt Maher…



I hope you guys have a wonderful day!  I have church this morning and then I am going for a hike…  Smile


6 responses to “35 Days

  1. Enjoy your hike! Glad you got a run in 🙂

  2. “The One who has only good thoughts towards me”–love that! So true that we are so often defeated by ourselves, but at least for me it takes a long time for me to reach out to get help from the One who can actually help. Anyways…and great job on your run!

  3. YAY for getting a run in!! We are trying to hold out for the new Samsung phones, I am having the same issues with my iPhone where I can’t download or update apps. So frustrating!

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