31 Days of Finding God – MOVE

Thank you for joining me in my series 31 Days of Finding God. Each day I am going to use a prompt from Kate and incorporate that into how I am finding God in my everyday!

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Today’s prompt is MOVE!

I have a deep dislike for exercise. I am not the type that looks forward to it, or enjoys it while it is happening. I have always said running is for when you are being chased…it just isn’t my thing.

But, I am turning 40 in less than 4 months. Crikey I know! 🙂 And while I am not unhappy with my upcoming age, I have noticed that maybe I could benefit from a little exercise, especially as I age.

So yesterday morning I decided to get up and move.

We have an elliptical, so I really have no excuse. So after my morning devotional I jumped on and “fast-walked” for 20 minutes. For those that don’t know, a “fast-walk” is slower than a run, but faster than a stroll. I averaged a good 12 minute mile…not my proudest time but I was moving none the less.

I find that when I am doing things like this I spend my time in prayer. And during my walk I was praying over my family and kept coming back to this idea.

Sometimes to find God, I have to get up and move towards God. (<==== Click to Tweet)

For years as my husband and I struggled to hold together our failing marriage and family life I sat around an expected God to come to me. I wanted Him to “fix” things, to just come in and make it better.

When that didn’t happen I got resentful. I figured that I had messed up so much that God didn’t want to deal with my problems.

I never once moved towards God.

I didn’t open the Bible and get to know about the heart and character of God.

I didn’t find time to pray (except when I wanted a quick fix.) I stood fixed, unwilling to change and expecting everyone else to do it for me.

When I finally reached that point of desperation, I moved to my knees.

In that space, I found Him.

God hadn’t ever left, but I was finally able to see how much I needed Him and that I needed to start seeking Him completely.

Those moments, when we move towards a willingness to give up control, are life changing. (<====Click to Tweet)

I found God again after so many years away when I was ready to move towards doing something different. My hope in this series is that if you are feeling desperate and alone, you might also see that you are not alone in your struggle.

In Him, Kristin

I will be adding a link to each days post at the bottom if this first post so you can easily find all of them in the series. Thanks again for joining me!

Day 2 – VIEW

Day 3 – NEW

Day 4 – LEARN

Day 5 – STUCK

Day 6 – KNOW

Day 7 – GO

Day 8 – SAY

Day 9 – JOIN

Day 10 – CARE

Day 11 – TEACH

Day 12 – REST

Day 13 – WORK

Day 14 – AWAY (Some Allume Pre Conference Fun)

Day 15 – LIFE

Day 16 – ADJUST

Day 17 – LONG

Day 18 – TASTE

Day 19 – HONOR

Day 20 – FEAR

Day 21 – SECOND

Day 22 – A GSD Post on Being Deeply Rooted

Day 23 – LOOK

Day 24 – FMF Allume Style

Day 25 – Enjoy

Day 26 – Visit

Day 27 – Free {An Awesome Giveaway}

Day 28 – Wake

Day 29 – Unite

Day 30 – First

Day 31 – Leave

0 thoughts on “31 Days of Finding God – MOVE

  1. Jennifer Kostick

    I’m looking forward to following your series, Kristin! I turned 40 almost two years ago, and that is actually how I started my blog. It had me feeling all crazy inside, but it turned out to be fine. It really is just a number, and I figure the fine lines on my face are God’s fingerprints blessing me with life. Enjoy it , friend!

  2. Meredith Bernard

    SO thankful for you and your words, Kristin. And sister, you are not alone, I hate to exercise, as well…but sense the need to start and soon. In fact, a good friend and I made a pact just last night to start walking just 30 minutes a few days a week. Hey, it’s better than nothing. And you are right…we have to move to God instead of waiting for Him to move to us…that’s been a hard lesson for me to learn in life. But I’m so thankful He never moves…because if He did, it could be away. Instead, He waits ever so patiently and is always there ready. Love this!

  3. Alecia Simersky

    Looking forward to following along on your 31 day journey. I did it last year, and that was enough for me! Maybe if I was a planner it would have worked out better, oh well 🙂 ha!

  4. Maria Marino

    It’s going to be a blessed journey finding God together this month Kristin. Thank you for this move-ing post. Those moments, when we move towards a willingness to give up control, truly are life changing. Did me good to be reminded of that. I found God by getting up and moving towards Him today…thanks to you! 🙂

  5. Jenn Hand

    I love this. I love the way you equated exercising and moving towards God. It was inspirational to read in both areas. I am so proud of you! What a gift you are!

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