Pressing Forward

Pressing Forward

Tonight my run started out great and then the heat kicked in. Even though I run later at night it is still really hot outside here in the desert, especially when working out. But, this is a time I love because during my jog/run I spend a lot of time with God in prayer. It may seem weird to some that I would pray while working out and how do I do that while struggling physically in exercise. But for me, it is a quiet time, away from everything, and even though it is tough, it clears my mind and the only thing left is me and the Lord. And tonight (and this happened the other night too) right at the end of my last lap, the breeze kicked up and it was so wonderful! Where I run, at Coronado Track, there is a tree that sits overlooking lane 1 and 2. Well, what I mean...

The Paths

The Paths

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. –Ps. 23:3 The shepherd leads the flock down the paths which are best for them. Sheep are prone to wander. They see a place where the grass is greener and off they go on their own path, not the one the shepherd has chosen. Eventually the shepherd will go find that wandering sheep and restore him back to the flock. However, the sheep may have experienced troubles because he was out of the shepherd’s will. Christians are like those wandering sheep. Our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, leads us in the paths of righteousness – right living. Sometimes we stray off the path of righteousness to the path of sin. We cut back on tithing or cheat on our income taxes because we need a little more...

Grace and Guidance

Grace and Guidance

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. –Ps. 23:2 This verse has the aroma of peace. What could be more peaceful than lying in a green pasture by a still moving stream with your Shepherd watching over you? It is not a rapid river, nor is it a stagnate pond. Bible margin notes call it “waters of rest”, which is understandable since the flock is able to lie down and rest. Even when the storms arise, there is still peace because Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd, is in complete control. The green pastures and still waters provide an abundant grazing area for the sheep. The shepherd does not give his flock a dry barren area to search for food. God provides His sheep with all they need, not only food, but jobs and homes....