"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands."
David obviously has lived long enough to acquire fond memories of the faithfulness and loving kindness of our God. One of the attributes of aging is you have lived life, and you treasure experiences and memories. If you have lived life with a personal relationship with the One who created you with a purpose your musings are very dear, because they always include His endearing love and faithfulness.
Yesterday I returned to Asheboro NC to run the first race I ever run, celebrating 40 years of running. That same year at 21 years of age Jesus went from being not just my Savior but my Lord. I relished so many memories with every step I ran yesterday, and sang praises within to the only One who has been with me every step of life. I have never once been alone no matter how alone I have felt at times. He has strengthened me in my weaknesses and made me strong. He as healed my brokeness physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and enabled me to continue the times I so wanted to give up and had no desire to go on. He is the ultimate love of my life and will always be forever. My past, present, and future are secure , because I made a choice at 21 to open my heart completely to receive all the love He so freely gives. That love has sustained me through 40 years of running a variation of challenging races, but it has sustained me in the challenges and brought me victories in everyday life. It has made life worth living.
I have received an abundance of awards, as I did yesterday morning, that I am always grateful for. I receive continual, lasting rewards daily from my Lord and Savior from His magnificent creation, and relationships with family and friends. The greatest reward is still to come when I shall know Him fully as I am fully known. Please join; be there!
In His love.
Photos from yesterday’s Randolph County Fall Festival 10K Run. Happy to share the moment with friend and client, Trudi Jackson.