I’m training for my first marathon. I am 23 days out. Of course while running and training I have a lot of time to think….. Sometimes this is dangerous. I also have been watching a prayer conference on line, today was sadly the last day, it was phenomenal and much needed for this girl.
1 Corinthians 3:5-8 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
I just love Paul, the truth and not acceptance was more important to him.
We have gifts and talents. God gives each of us something different. We have different desires. I love to run although I never thought I would run a marathon. There are many out there who hate it. My friend Kirsti just attended the marathon olympic trials, the women who qualified ran under a 6 minute mile for 26. 2 miles. I can’t run ONE mile in under 6 minutes.
No matter what we do, if we do it for the glory of God. He will give it increase. I look at this marathon not as just a personal bucket list accomplishment. This is an opportunity for me to do something with Brett. We’re training (he’s much faster than I). We are going to his house, spending time with Zoe and him. Running a race in Austin, TX that is rediculously long and we can share the aftermath of the recovery. I’m trusting that God will bless this time.
As I read this over, and this is a Susie thought; I also believe God increases even when we use our talents and we don’t realize it’s going to be for His glory. He loves to show us how He loves us, for some, this will draw them in to His embrace.
Oh how He loves us all ~ Susie