Friday, May 1, 2009

Spinning and encouragement

It's been a long week...

Yesterday I got up at 5:00AM and dd something I have been saying I was going to do for a while. I went spinning. Yeah, spinning.. the bike, the sweat, the feeling like I would die any minute.. you know. Now didn't do the whole standing thing every time they did (I did what I could) and I sure didn't go as fast as they did (I was sweating enough without all that mess) but I did try and I kept moving my feet the whole time so that counts for something right??? AND it was Barbara's class.. now I know alot of you don't know her, but if you did, you would know how accomplished I feel :))

When I got home from work (let me just say again, it's been a longggg week) I got this really sweet message of encouragement from my spinning teacher and as much pain as I was in by the time I got home (yeah it still hurt after 9 hrs) I am going back to class Tuesday night if my schedule allows.

I also got alot of calls and messages from you to this week and I want to say how much I appreciate that. The encouragement from each of you really helped me make it through the rest of the week. Prayer is a powerful thing. I love these verses:

"As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When may I come to see God's face? My tears are my food day and night. People ask me all day long, "Where is your God?" I will remember these things as I pour out my soul: how I used to walk with the crowd and lead it in a procession to God's house. I sang songs of joy and thanksgiving while crowds of people celebrated a festival. Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God. My soul is discouraged. That is why I will remember you in the land of Jordan, on the peaks of Hermon, on Mount Mizar. One deep sea calls to another at the roar of your waterspouts. All the whitecaps on your waves have swept over me. The LORD commands his mercy during the day, and at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life. I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk around in mourning while the enemy oppresses me?" With a shattering blow to my bones, my enemies taunt me. They ask me all day long, "Where is your God?" Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God." - Psalm 42

I just keep reminding myself to keep putting my hope, faith and trust in Him all the time. There isn't any problem I have that He can't handle if I just stop tryng to do it myself.

I hope you all have a really great weekend. I think I might actually have a quiet one for a change!! Love you all and Lord willing we will talk again on Monday....

1 comment:

  1. Spinning class? hmmmm.what a novel idea! Where?