9.21.2009

Breathing life...

I know I already posted a blog today, but I needed to write more. Tonight I stepped out for something, and quickly went back inside to change. I was resolved to go for a run. What a gorgeous night, thought I, and how could I let it slip by? With my house key firmly planted in my shoe, and determination in my step, I set off. As I started out, I kept a steady pace, and soon my lungs informed me of how out of shape I am. "You haven't run since July, maybe even June" they said. "You haven't even exercised very much of late." Needless to say, they weren't very encouraging. However, as my feet devoured the pavement and the movement covered my body in a sheen of sweat, I remembered how, back in April, I wasn't even at this place. How I couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs. How it hurt too much to do one push-up, let alone ten, which I accomplished tonight. God is so good, and He is the ultimate healer! I felt so blessed to have the strength in my legs to keep pressing on, the air in my lungs which coursed oxygen through me, and the sweat of good exercise running down my back. There are so many worse things that could have happened to me. And yet God breathed life back into me. He gave me the breath of life, not only back to my lungs and bloodstream, but also in my spiritual life. He alone is my strength, and He alone is the one I want to pursue, with perseverence, pressing onward and never looking back!

3 comments:

Singinglady said...

Hi my darling,
I was not expecting another blog today but as you have seen fit to write again, I will respond.

At this point I have already written one message that was very profound I am sure.
I went away for a few minutes and when I came back …it was gone!!

The gist of it was, that
It was good to hear that you have ventured back to do some running and working at exercise for yourself.

As you reflected on what was happening to you in April, the pictures came flashing back so vividly of the events that were going on then.
Definitely not something we ever want to experience again!!!
But as you have recognised, that just as God reached down and touched Poppa, so He
Healed you and we cannot help but give Him Thanks and Praise for Healing and Daily Strength.

You are both Miracles of His Healing Hand and I know that He is there guiding and directing your path and feet in His directions.

We too thank Him every day for how He has been with us on our journey.
He will never leave us or forsake us.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Lots of luv always
NAN XOXOXO

Putting It All Together

We are all at different paths
In our lives,
But no matter where we go,
We take a little of
Each other every where!

Opportunity may knock once,
But temptation bangs
On your front door forever.

A bad attitude is like a flat tire.
You ain't going no where
Till you change it.

The best thing
About the future
Is that it comes only
One day at a time.

Out of difficulties grow miracles.

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
At the end of the day saying,
I will try again tomorrow.

Only those who risk going too far
Can possibly find out
How far one can go.

Though no one can go back and
Make a brand new start,
Anybody can start from NOW
And make a brand new ending.

We may not have it all together,
But together we have it all.


~~unknown

katelynjoy said...

Ello my beauty!

This is a wonderful blog, and I am so happy you wrote another! I love when God reminds us to keep on track and to keep on running with him. And quite literally to eh!? Ash you are wonderful, keep persevering love...can't wait until we see each other at the finish line (but of course we will see each other along the way!)
Love ya!!

Latie Kambshead!

pure.lily said...

i love this blog. it made me well up! you are so awesome, ash! i love you!