I went jogging the other morning—I know, my blog’s theme is walking, but it will be ok—and as I was breathing back to my car, and as the twilight disappeared over the mountain ridge, I found this rock. The rock grabbed my attention because I noticed someone had painted it with all these pretty colors.

Like a moth drawn to a flame, when I see something pretty on the ground, or anywhere, it strikes me as whimsical and every once in a while…just for me.

I picked it up, turned it over and noticed the words “love life” were written on the back. Surely, someone with a paintbrush and an encouraging spirit used this rock to breathe new life into my heart.

Even though I probably couldn’t run the Boston Marathon tomorrow, I know that God’s love will quicken my step to finish this spiritual race we Christians call life.

In the words of poetry from the book of Isaiah:

“Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭NASB‬‬).

Friend, if you’re feeling “winded” in your spirit today, call upon the LORD and wait for His grace to show up in your path, and like a cup of water for your soul, He will be your refreshment. And by His strength we can…

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