Sometimes I think God speaks to me through my iPod.
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.