Wednesday, October 21, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Isaiah 55:12

This morning was a very frustrating morning for me. Lots of things weren't adding up and it became very frustrating very quickly. Monkey was awake without a nap and, instead of being able to devote time to her, I found myself working hard to fulfill a deadline.

The work finally accomplished, my legs itching, and Monkey ready for some outside air, I decided to go for a long run. Running is my "me time", my thinking time and, many times, my prayer time.

When I was going through my second miscarriage, I was blessed to be visiting Colorado Springs. I took many long runs through the mountains, just me, God, and my sorrow. While running through the hills, God revealed His glory to me and how amazing His creation is...not to mention how well timed everything He creates is!

Needless to say, this afternoon's run through the hills of Atlanta brought back the same realizations of God's glory! It was almost as if I could hear the trees, sun, brilliant blue sky, busy squirrels, and chirping birds praising God. What a great testimony His creation is and how uplifting it is to run through it!

Isaiah 55:12

You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.

I just loved how joyful and happy this verse is--it captures what my attitude post-run was...and it definitely wasn't the endorphins!

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Natalie said...

Beautiful post Allie! Stunning pictures as well. Blessings,

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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Southern Belle said...

I am so glad you were able to be refreshed by your time running today. Reading your blog each Wednesday is such a blessing to me as I am always encouraged.

Felicia said...

Such a wonderful post.. and such a time of worship!