Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Running Against the Wind - Part 3

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I found myself praying "God, I don't want to do this.  I don't want to be the girl sitting at home hoping the phone rings.  I don't want to wonder how the date will go, or if he'll call, or have to go through this dating thing.  This is not me!" and all of the sudden I just heard it - "then stop trying to date and just trust Me."

I remember once going to a conference where the speaker spoke about dating.  He said dating is like this race we're all running, with marriage being the goal.  His advice when running this race was this:  just run the race God has for you.  Don't try to run ahead and catch up with someone...don't stop running and wait for the person who is way behind.  Run the race God has for you, and eventually you'll look to your left or your right and there will be someone running right alongside you, at the same pace, and in the same direction.

That's what made my relationship with Isaac easy.  We were both just running our race, and one day - we were running right next to each other.  That's what I want again.  

Going back to Jason’s sermon on the Holy Spirit.  He shared the word pneuma - which is the Greek word used in the New Testament for Holy Spirit.  When translated, pneuma  means "air in motion, breath, or wind".  Jason talked about how the Holy Spirit can be breath or wind.

When comparing it to breath, he said how breath is something that is just always happening for us.  We don’t know how many breaths we’ve taken in the last 5 minutes, because it is just happening even when we aren’t aware of it.  So, even when I’m feeling that God is somehow being silent in my life, the truth is - the Holy Spirit is still working.  It’s always there, even when I don’t realize it.  

{stay tuned for Part 4 tomorrow!}
sharing this with Women Living Well today!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful analogy about breathing and the Holy Spirit! I find myself not wanting to wait until tomorrow for the rest of the story God is writing in and of your life!