125 miles, 31 days and 31 chapters of Proverbs and I'm done.
You might have noticed me counting day by day how many miles I was running on my social media accounts. Maybe you got tired of seeing them. I kind of got tired of posting them. Here's why I did it.
On Sunday, June 24 we started a series called Eat This Book at Discovery and I confessed to the church that I had fallen out of the habit of running. As a matter of fact, I weighed myself in front of the whole church and I was a little shocked that I was almost 200 lbs. I haven't weighed that much in almost 7 years when I tipped the scales at 230 lbs. and started taking running seriously.
Then I challenged the church that I would make the choice every day to run at least 3.1 miles for the next 31 days if they would take up the challenge of reading their Bibles; specifically a 31 Day Proverbs Challenge. At least 140 took up the challenge on the YouVersion app and many others read through their "analog" Bibles.
There were definitely some hot summer days I did not feel like running but I got after it. That's how much I want to see people devouring the Word of God. I believe God will encounter us when we choose to meet with Him and He wants to reveal His best for our lives.
So while I'm done running every day (I don't think it's even healthy to do that), I'm still choosing three things:
1. Train for some upcoming endurance races at a more healthy pace.
2. Eat better foods (which is really hard to do living in Pittsburgh which is full of amazing food ... I'm looking at you Burgatory).
3. Continue to dine on God's Word on a daily basis.