Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Run, Run

Running is it your thing?

Not mine. In fact, you mention exercise and I start sweating. Sad, but true. It is just not my thing. I've been dieting the last several months and exercise pretty much consisted of walking. (once my pool had to be closed for the season) I exercise my way across from here to there and back. Anyway, you get my drift...running not in my vocabulary or actions!

When I got to 1 Timothy 6 this morning it hit me run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Now this kind of run I do pretty good most of the time! We are told to run from ALL evil things. Not one or two, but all. I believe that something might be evil for me and not you. Let me explain, something that might trip me up may not be a problem for you, so you don't have to run from it. I believe anything that keeps you from putting God #1 could be considered evil. After all, He is first at all times. When we allow something else to take that #1 spot, we allow things to get out of balance. It may not truly be evil, but because we chose to make it #1 God isn't where He is suppose to be and evil begins to creep into the picture.

I loved the picture. I see light, I see what looks like a white wedding veil (at least in my imagination) I see her pursuing a Godly life...She is persevering towards faith, towards gentleness, towards love...she is pursuit of righteousness! Are you in pursuit? If so, what? Good or evil? Are you running away from something, perhaps evil towards good or is it the other way around? Ponder your running habits today!

Running towards the Light,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, in I Timothy 6:15, Paul is talking about when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. It fits exactly with what was taught to us tonight about God's timing.

Paul says, "For at just THE RIGHT TIME, Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords."

Don't you just love that? Pondering my running habits.