Self-Discipline

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1: 7

Running gives me POWER! But, it is important to realize that that power comes from the Holy Spirit.  In fact, it is when I run outdoors that I feel closest to God. Looking around at nature and listening to the natural sounds in my environment puts me in awe every time.

I also see running as a way of showing myself LOVE and appreciation for what my body can accomplish.

Las but not least, runners are definitely SELF-DISCIPLINEd.  It definitely takes discipline to commit to running on a regular basis.

holy spirit_cloud

This is the view of the reservoir along one of my favorite long run routes.  While I run, I really do feel like the Holy Spirit is running along with me like a happy little cloud.  I try to tune in to what spirit is trying to guide me towards while I run.

Do you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit when you run? How do you feel POWER, LOVE, or SELF-DISCIPLINE during a run? Do you link faith and fitness in your life?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Brennan
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 13:00:10

    I feel inspiration, appreciation, the power of the universe. God? Well for me, of course, but not all people are believers, so I stick with power of the universe to be all-inclusive, which my Lord is for sure. Great post!

    Reply

  2. Adele
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 02:18:11

    Fillyan! This is just what I was looking for.

    Reply

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