I was able to sneak out for a long, slow run over the weekend. It was exactly the thing that my muscles and mind needed. I turned left at the end of our driveway and chose the open, rural roads instead of the city sidewalks to the right. It wasn't raining when I left, but small drops started falling about halfway through. I have such an (over!)active mind, so I usually try to use my runs as a time to clear my mind, be quiet, and just focus. All that I could hear throughout the entire time was "I make all things new". Over and over and over.
I'm just so amazed that no matter how far I fall. How messy I get. No matter what crisis I think I'm in. God continues to make all things new. Every day. Every season.
I know this is something that is often mentioned, but I think we go throughout life forgetting that we have a choice between the new and the old. Some times it's hard to remember that we have a choice. Some times it is just easier to stay bitter or lazy or disinterested for awhile. We have to remind ourselves that this life is not all about us. Our God is trustworthy and faithful. There is so much beauty in how God always makes things new. How every season starts, ends, and is made beautiful.
I just couldn't keep these thoughts to myself. Have a great start to your week.