Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What Do You Run To


Day 1

Today in my 40 day sugar fast Bible study, we were asked, "Besides food what else do you run to instead of God?"

See food has always been the answer to that question.  I ate stress, I ate frustration, I ate anger, I ate joy, I ate excitement.  This past year, I gave up sugar.  It was hard at first, but became easier as the months went on.  

I found exercise as a way to help deal with stress.  In fact, I found exercise as a way to draw me closer to God.  I have an amazing upbeat praise list that I listen to in all my cardio and workouts when I am with no one else.  One of the other trainers at the gym even commented that I am so focused and happy (always smiling) when I workout on the elliptical.  I am deep in praising God at that time.   The hardest part is not belting out the songs, but I am belting them out in my heart.

So back to the question.  I really felt God tug on my heart saying technology - TV and Phone. It is the place I go to after work to escape the day.  After teaching kindergarten all day and working out after school.  I am tired and I have "issues" from work that need to be worked out.  All I want to do it sit and do nothing.  Praying for God to direct my path on this one.  

THEN.......

"Be still and know that I am God" popped in my head.  I looked it up and read all of Psalms 46.  WOW!!!  Not sure where this is headed - but I defiantly am listening right now.


God is our refuge and strength,

    an ever-present help in trouble.
 
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
 
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
 
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
 
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;

    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,

    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
 
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
 
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;

    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
 Psalms 46, NIV


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