Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I was paid a most high compliment by my running friend, Marion, over at her blog, Shut it and Run, in her Monday, January 14th post. She was saying what a great job I had done in the 10 mile race I had run the day before which was cool and everything, but the comment I appreciated the most was at the end of her post when she said, "Pop over to his blog. He's really a great inspiration for anyone, runner or not. Makes ya wanna be a better person all around, not just on the running trail:)" It brought tears to my eyes. You see, my life goal is to become more Christ-like everyday and to be a servant and encourager to others as He is to us... there is no greater goal or model for me to conform to. I want to reflect His character to those around me and Mar's comment provided me with some affirmation that I am on the right path so, thanks SO much Mar! I read this from 1 Corinthians 10:23&24 this morning where the apostle Paul says, "'Everything is permissible' - but not everything is beneficial. 'Everything is permissible' - but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others." It is fallen human nature to be selfish and self-serving. It is my prayer this morning that God continues to change the nature of who I am to speak and to act for the good of others and reflect His character and not my own. Amen.