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!
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!
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