Running Thoughts VIII: Instead of Church?


I ran with MapMyRun! Distance: 3.16mi, time: 53:54, pace: 17:05min/mi, speed: 3.51mi/h.

John 4:21-24 (English Standard Version)

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.  You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.  But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Usually on a Sunday morning, I’d be at the church for morning worship. However, I had a very late night which I’ll explain in my next post; so I slept in.

Later in the morning, I decided to go trail running. It’s been very rare I’ve ran on a Sunday, however due to a scheduling issue, I wouldn’t be able to do my Monday morning run.

Today, I enjoyed a quiet moment with the Divine. He/She and I were in His/Her “temple”-nature. As I ran for my health and fitness, I was one with the environment. The wooded trails were challenging me to push beyond myself, just much like what God tries to get us to do.

Also, God showed me that I don’t have to be in an ecclesiastical edifice with structured “order of service”to enjoy His/Her presence. I can be anywhere to commune and enjoy the Divine.

Be blessed and take that trail run! Peace!


About dangerouschristian

My name is Victor Reynolds. I'm a Christian who desires a more mystical approach to my spiritual life. I'm also a photographer as well who loves to create. I call myself "dangerous" because anyone-especially a Christian-who dares to be beyond the "norm" and allows to let the Christ live in them is dangerous.
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