Let me be specific: Not the POURING and PELTING rain, but the constant drizzle that I got to run in for an hour after work today.
It soothes me – such drizzly, soft, droplets of water.
It cools me as I sweat and pant and push onward.
It is truly a gift from God – to be able to jog – to be able to run in the soft rain.
Running in the rain as I did today reminds me of the fact that our God truly does reign through any and every circumstance.
As I trudged up the hills that only a year ago (pre-cartwheel injury and pre-menopausal weight gain) had been quite easy for me to master, I was reminded, (yet again) of the fact that it is not me who rules or reigns over anything in this life.
It is He.
He reigns in the sunshine…
He reigns in the brain fog of my current hormonal situation that seems to be taking over my life piece by piece day by day.
He reigns when I am a minimal body fat runner who can pretty much run as long as I want with as little difficulty I ever could have imagined…
And yes…He reigns even when I am a crazy-feeling woman who is carrying around a couple of bowling balls worth of weight and another year of age on her shaky frame and isn’t sure if she will ever “get back” to where she was before (in more ways than one).
Thank God that HE – Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord – doesn’t change. Thank HIM that He reigns in our times of triumph and our times of challenge and weakness or frailty.
Today I ran in the rain and throughout that hour I found myself wondering “why me?” And our reigning Lord gently and kindly whispered to me – EVERY. SINGLE. LAST. LOVING. TIME – “I gave you the ability to do this with my help today – be grateful – for I reign.”
I am going to continue to run – rain or shine – jiggle or no jiggle – brain fog or clear minded.
But most of all, I am going to revel in the company I share while on these jaunty journeys.
It’s all part of unleashing His power in my life – allowing Him true reign as I endeavor to NEVER try to “rein” that awesome stuff in.
Maybe that’s what that jiggle symbolizes? (Just kidding)
Enjoy your King today and every day. And may the “Son” shine upon you – especially if it’s raining.
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Revelation 19:6
Amen! God can reign on my parade any day 🙂 ~ Blessings ~
Amen Anne….we must always thank God for the rain!
Wow, can I relate to your brain fog comments. At 61, I find this happening to me more and more often. I am so sorry that you also have this problem, but I am so happy to know I am not alone!!!
Great blog today!
I can so relate to the hormonal take over 🙂 This too shall pass… Not sure when. I walk three days a week and two days ago I walked in the sprinkling rain. It was refreshing and cleansing. I just let the water from Heaven wash away the days stress. I felt good until lightning streaked across the sky and I knew at that point the Lord was saying that’s enough for today. Hope you have a wonderful day…