Walk With Him Wednesday

I’m trying something new today. I was visiting my friend Joyce’s blog and stumbled upon the above graphic. I asked her to tell me more about it and she did.  I have to admit, following my brutal honesty posting of yesterday, I don’t really know the how’s and answers to this  meme, and that isn’t even the right word.

On May 12th, 1982 I accepted Jesus and began my life of faith. I had no clue what it meant to trust someone. Not because I had no one who was trustworthy, I had known people who were very trustworthy. But because I didn’t know what faith was or even how to know if I had any.

I am, in many, many ways in the same place I was almost 30 years ago. I still struggle with knowing what faith is exactly and how to exercise it.

I know how to exercise my physical body. I run currently 3 times a week and do some strength training 3 times a week also.  I watch what I eat. I try and be active in other ways, especially as I lay on the couch playing the endless games of Bubble Speed on Facebook. At least my fingers are getting a little bit of a work out.

Yes, that was meant to be funny. Go ahead and laugh.

I have, getting back to the topic, always struggled with a personal quiet time. I’ve been more miss than hit. But lately (as in since June) I’ve been reading through the Bible using YouVersion and I really like it. I am right now in 2 Samuel when Absalom attempts to take the throne from David. I am also going through Psalms, some of those are so rich. My favorites, if I had to say, have to be from 13-18. My Bible in my office is permanently open to them now.

I have also begun, slowly, to pray to be more aware of His presence in my day-to-day life.  I notice Him and His presence more and I am more aware that He is there. I am shooting up single sentence prayers, “Oh Lord, Thank You!” or “Oh Lord, help them!” Or my favorite, “HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP”

How do you practice your faith day-to-day?

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7 thoughts on “Walk With Him Wednesday

  1. whoa whoa whoa.
    girl…. you run three times a day and struggle to find a quiet time?
    I come from a family of runners….but I bet in your run you can get closer to God then most can while they clang pans and tap at keyboards.
    Your desire for running is a desire put there to give you the time to tune your ear to what God has for you. He has big things for you…lol…or you wouldnt be running three times a day.
    (found you from anns blog)
    cheering for you!!!
    T

      • Well I think you did a great job. Sometimes the tough ones to write make more difference, I think…in ourselves more than anyone else just because it forces us out of our comfort zones. Speaking of which, maybe sometime I should write a post about it myself and get out of my comfort zone. 🙂 If I start thinking about it now, it’ll happen sometime in the next two weeks or so hopefully. Smile.

  2. Hello there… great post…
    I read or heard something once about having a personal relationship with Jesus… You know the friend that you can tell anything to? The one you sit with at all the boring functions and comment about anything and everything that comes to mind? Let that be Jesus. Let him materialize in anyway you want. For me, sometimes, he’s my best childhood friend that I laugh endlessly with. I remember as a teenager, I used to pray to be pretty and now I look in the mirror: dark circles under my eyes, hair a mess from playing with my toddler, nails naked, but alas, a smile and joy in my eyes and I never looked more beautiful. I bring that up with the Lord and we laugh for a couple minutes at how silly and sad that 12 year old girl was. Sometimes… ok most times… Jesus materializes as the man who first showed me true love. He was the one that made me feel beautiful, amazing, special. He taught me respect for myself when I had none. He’s long gone out of my life but the grace that he showed me lives on.. Sometimes Jesus is the stern parental figure that is necessary. Sometimes we are one in the same flesh marveling at the majesty of this glorious life before us. I think God made us most of all to share his enormous and powerful love. I think he also built us to experience life through us.
    Just a thought..

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