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Proof

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fact that our thoughts can weigh us down is proof that they can in turn lift us up. I’ve wavered this week between anticipation and worry about the marathon tomorrow. More anticipation and excitement, but worry has more weight and density.

“God enters by a private door into every individual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“God enters by a private door into every individual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doubt and faith are two sides of the same coin. Doubt lingers and nags in worldly voices that never have the courage to show themselves. Faith is the seed in all of us, planted and firmly rooted in God, the Master Gardener. A quiet knowing that there’s something greater in each of us and embracing us. Needing no proof, faith lifts, pulls, pushes and hurls us forward into the unknown. Faith is depth and motion, hope and joy. Faith is letting go.

So whatever marathon you are going through right now, let faith hold your hand firmly and run you through each and every step. With faith, proof doesn’t come at the start line but shows up at the finish.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. ly #

    …worry has more weight and density! Exceptional thought. May I use this as the devotional for my Sunday School class tomorrow?
    Good luck with the marathon. Can’t wait to hear about it.

    October 5, 2013
    • Absolutely and thanks for teaching Sunday school. Spirituality always trumps the secular. I look forward to sharing my finish line thoughts.

      October 5, 2013
      • ly #

        This verse from Hebrews was our sermon scripture. 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,
        Interesting, huh? Thought about you, of course.

        October 7, 2013
      • Outstanding – thanks for sharing.

        October 7, 2013
  2. mvobsession #

    You hit the nail on the head once again. Good luck tomorrow.

    October 5, 2013
  3. Hope you had an enjoyable race day!

    October 6, 2013
    • Thanks – done – one of my tougher runs but I finished – that’s what it’s all about.

      October 6, 2013
  4. I was going to wish you all the best, then I read the comment above…! 🙂
    Well done to you.!

    October 6, 2013

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