Monday, October 09, 2017

Longevity: Nothing that lasts happens overnight

Last week I ran my seventh marathon. Training for marathons has been one of the best disciplines ever introduced into my life. Long runs, gradually getting longer week by week, become a part of my weekly routine. I prepare during the week for those longer treks by downloading Bible teaching onto my phone so I can really listen to and think through chunks of the Bible. During the last two marathon training seasons, I listened to teaching through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel. I love the story of David. Especially David on the run from Saul. If you don’t know the story, it’s one of the best biographies in the Bible. God uses these years, these ten years, to school David and prepare him to be king of Israel; Israel’s greatest king.

Training for marathon over the past decade has shown me that nothing good happens instantly, at least nothing of substance, will last, or make a difference.

In the next installment of our book blogging project we come to the end of our rope. Looking back ten years later, we’re so grateful for what we’ve come through. But when we were in the middle of it, we never thought our family or our marriage would come through intact. Read more here.

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