This morning I woke up EARLY. Well early for me anyways. I was not happy at all. I woke up early because we had our cleaning lady come. So I got up got my jogging clothes on and took off down the neighborhood to our park/track. I felt like the humidity was worse than ever this morning and boy was it hot. So I woke up early, was in the hot heat, was working out, which I still do not like much at all, there were bees and wasps every where, and just bugs period, so I was not in the best mood of all.
As I got done running in between the two light poles, and was breathing really hard. I just got the feeling like I needed to pray about all sorts of things. I prayed for endurance and perseverance. I talked to God like he was right there beside me. It was so awesome. I needed this prayer more than I knew, and God knew just when I needed to talk to him. I told God I was going to need his help this morning getting me through these laps, because my heart was just not into it AT ALL! As I was running in between the other two poles, I was so ready to give up and stop, but at that moment of exhaust, three white birds were right beside me and flew in the direction I was running. I kept going. It was as if God was those birds saying run with me! You can do this. I was in awe of his presence and just teared up and pushed through and finished the jog between the two light poles.
I finished that lap and was dreading the next one. Again let me add the fact that the humidity was awful and it is was so hot, with no breeze. One of my best friend’s grandmother passed away some years ago. Her grandmother told her whenever she saw a butterfly it would be her looking after her and her being there with her. Well every time I see a butterfly it makes me think of my best friend and her grandmother. Well as I was ready to call it quits once again, I saw a butterfly, and it flied around me. I truly believe that was God sending an angel in the butterfly to push me once again. I finished that lap with a huge smile on my face thanking God.
God answers prayers in his time which is in the end best for us. He answered my prayer within the seconds that I prayed a prayer. How amazing is he? So STINKING amazing. He continues to bless me, even though I am so undeserving. I love him so much. The other things that just makes me in this constant state of awe, is the fact that he never gives up on me, and never will. He pushed me that one time; which should be enough, right? Yeah it should be, but my human self did not see that has enough, and again he pushed me the whole way through. God never gives up on his children. He is a wonderful God.
We are all pre-believers, because one day “every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess”. My prayer is that everyone comes to have a personal relationship with God. There is not one thing that can even compare to be as wonderful as that relationship. I will never lose sight of that. He is my maker, how can I ever do anything but worship him?
Lord, in heaven, thank you so much for blessing me with each breath you have given me today. Thank you for blessing me with a family that loves and supports me. Thank you or blessing me with friends who will do anything for me. Thank you for the obstacles you have put in my life to help me grow. Thank you for sending your son on the cross to die for me and for everyone in this world. You are so worthy and so much bigger than anything I can imagine or even begin to fathom. Thank you for loving this world. I love you!