11 September 2010

Born to Run... with God

Sometimes I think God speaks to me through my iPod.
For instance,
This morning, I was trail running.  I went up and down, up and down all along the path.  Sometimes, the path gets so steep I neither want to run up nor down: I just walk to have enough control not to fall on my face either way.  Well, as I slowed to walk at one point, my iPod was playing "Don't Give Up" by The Whitest Boy Alive.  I said to myself, "Really?  Is that you God?  Are you kidding me?" So, I picked up the pace until I heard "Don't make a move, you'll look ridiculous again."  So then I laughed and started walking again.  It really must have looked a little funny? Nice encouragement, I guess.
Running can be very spiritual for me, so that's why I think it's not ridiculous to believe that God communicates with me while I run outside in the open air.  Running has always been very hard for me, so I pray about it.  I know it's good for me, I want to run long distances, but I can't do it alone.  I think God is always with me, encouraging me, helping me, laughing with me and, of course, at me.  I'm thankful he's with me.