Running for Joy
So, Saturday was the big 5K race. I did it. It was hard. I’m happy that I did it. So now what? I started running 6 weeks ago with the goal of being able to run for about 30 minutes. I can’t tell if I’ve reached my goal. I mean, I am able to run that long, but it’s not particularly enjoyable. I like the way I feel afterwards, but I have high hopes of actually liking the way I feel during the run. It’s kind of like my relationship with God right now. I know that God exists, that he sent his son to die for me, that I am saved, that’s He’s got my back. But am I really joyful in the Lord? I think so at times. We have been trying to figure out what materials to study in our small group for the next session. I watched about 10 minutes of John Piper’s DVD study “When I don’t Desire God. How to Fight for Joy.” He spoke about trying to get this passion and joy for God. I think that would be good for me. I guess the solution is to pray for it. Prayer is always the solution. Maybe I should also pray that I will start to enjoy running.