Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No Boundaries

This morning, I went for a run (last thing I wanted to do!). I usually listen to my ipod while I run to keep my mind off the huffing and puffing I have to do in order to finish, and listen to some kind of music that pumps me up. Today, I picked the new Hillsong United cd - I heart Revolution. It's a great compilation cd that is so inspiring, not great for running. I don't know what made me keep listening to it, but I just did. I got to a song, an old song, that moved me so much. The song was an accapella version of Nothing But the Blood. In the middle of the song the worship leader takes a break and stated something so amazing, "The Lord rewards those who earnestly and diligently seek Him". Not that I didn't know this already, but it was so amazing to me as I was running. I felt like I could keep running forever, the wind blowing in my face as I looked up in the sky and realized that we can use every moment to earnestly and diligently seek after Him. That every time I seek after Him, He chooses to reward me with His presence. That even as I was struggling to fill my lungs with air (ha) I desired to be closer to God. As we make this journey, I know that we can't do it on our own. There are so many unknowns, so many challenges, and things we need faith on, but it is incredible to know that the Lord will reward me for seeking after Him, relying on Him, and choosing to put our faith in Him. It also showed me that there are absolutely no rules to where we choose to seek Him. I was almost drawn to my knees with these realizations and this time of worship. He is such an amazing God!