Hi. It's race day again. I was up at 4:30. I slept soundly through the night. I don't know why that is. You would think I would be nervous. Well, I don't over-analyze. I just whisper "Thank you."
My AD ointment has been liberally applied to my feet. Ditto for the Vaseline elsewhere. I just finished doing some mild stretching.
Today is half marathon #32. I can't believe that is humanly possible. From my very first half I have fallen head over heels with that distance. I start to shake uncontrollably like an addict who has gone without his hit when I don't get my half marathon fix.
My morning reading was in Acts 17 where I read, "In him we live and move and exist." God doesn't just watch our lives; he directs. You're not just another somebody who is lost in the craziness of life. You are a person he loves and will guide along the route he thinks is best for you. The course, like today's course in Farmville, is already marked out for you, according to his perfect plan. Be assured that he will show you the path to take.
I am far from an expert on this subject. I still have so much to learn about God's sovereignty. I do know one thing. The human body is an incredible piece of hardware. Take care of it and you can expect it to take you far. Sitting rarely makes it function better.
We -- you and I -- are all real people with real weaknesses and real problems. Yet God uses our lives in mighty ways because we know we are spiritually bankrupt and totally dependent on him. "In him we live and move and exist." His arms are wide open to anyone who draws near in humility.
Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise. Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy Love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.
Off to the races.