calling all . . .


Why is it that more analogies come to me when I am running than any other time in my life??

I dun---no, but I ran for an hour and a half today (probably the worst decision seeing as the longest I've been running as of late is 30 minutes tops.  safe to say I am going to be feeling it tomorrow.)


I was granted a few sweet analogies on this long and outdrawn run.

1. the sun.  hypothetically . . . when you have not spent any time outside in the sun for 3 years then you decide to go outside one summer day for hours. UR gunna burn. bad. most likely with water blisters.  WHY??  I don't believe it is because the sun is evil and we should avoid it at all costs or because we didn't lather up with gallons of sunscreen.  I believe it is because we have not accepted the sun in small increments through time which gives us the ability to be in the sun for longer and longer periods of time.  THE SUN doesn't ever change, but our ability to be in it's presence does.


if we haven't been actively engaged in the Gospel for the past 10 years, 2 years, or 8 months and then decide to jump in full force and believe we will never turn back, we are GUNNA BURN. BAD.  The Gospel is never changing.  "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. . ." If we step into the bright and perfect sun too soon, we will burn.  "By small and simple things shall great things be brought to pass."  "I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little."
ALSO pertaining to the sun:
I have heard numerous times that when the judgment day will come, we will be in the place where not only God would have us (through his law), but where we desire to be.   I only understood that so far as a child, thinking "Self, why in the world would you want to be anywhere other than God's presence in the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom."  BUT, I now understand that I have to build up in perfection through hard work, obedience, and Grace.  Otherwise, the second I try to step into the presence of the sun, I will burn, meaning that I will want to be in that place where I can actually survive.

sorry. i know. a mouthful.

2. I was walking backwards for about 15 minutes after I finished my run and the thought came to me. "2 steps forward, 1 step back." but what happens when we keep stepping back??  I have no idea when I will get to that street light where I will have to cross. I was facing forward, my view was towards that which I was walking away from, and if i would have kept going, I put myself in danger of reaching the crossing light and ultimately being hit by a car.  How frightening it is to even take one small step backwards. With every step we really have no idea how much closer we are to the adversary because, we can't see.  Our spiritual line of vision is held to one way.  God placed us here in the direction of looking towards him and his plan.  When we step backwards, we don't realize how close we are getting to the fire.

too much for my head to hold, just had to blab it out.

Then spent 3 hours talking with Tara about life while sitting on the pool side.

Great Saturday, no??

Love loves love love me . . .

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