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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Unconditional love

This post has absolutely nothing to do with running, or nutrition, but just the fact that I am completely blessed.

I don't know if I have mentioned it in any of my newer posts but I serve an awesome God. I am reminded every day just how much he loves me and wants more for me than I do. Today I was thinking back to a moment that God took my heart and shook me up and reminded me of all the vast love he has for me.

A couple weeks back I went to Nashville to meet up with my close friends from college. On a Saturday we met up with a few other friends at a coffee shop in town. There was a young guy in there who looked to be about our age. I noticed that he had been reading his bible in there, but that was really all I noticed. Some time passed as we chatted with one another and caught up when I noticed a tap on my shoulder. I turned to look and it was that guy. He got down to my level and looked me right in the eyes and he said with all the sincerity in his eyes and voice "God laid it on my heart to tell you that he wants you to know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and you are perfect in every way. He never wants you to forget that." As I blankly stared at him my eyes filled with tears. All I could muster at that time was a thank you. As quickly as the man was there, he was gone. And I was left to contemplate what he had said. God knew at that time what I was going through. There was a burden on my heart. I had been hurt. He knew what I needed to hear, and he loves me enough to figure out a way for me to hear it. He is awesome. God of power. Lord of Glory. And yet he goes out of his way for ME.


theAlmostRunner said...

That guy was so right! You are perfect, Lauren. I love you!

Jennis Buys said...

God is sooo GOOD♥ and he is eternal♥

WannabeRunner said...

That's really awesome. :)

Julie said...

I totally had tears well up in my eyes when I read this! Yes!!!! Our God is an awesome god and I think that guy was so wonderful to follow through and act on something that was put on his heart. If only we all would listen more closely and do as he did when God whispers a message for us to give to someone else.


Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...


ON the main Mud run recap thread, I was using my Panasonic DMC-TS2. Almost all the pictures of the tips and tricks thread were taken with my brother's super fancy pants Canon EOS 20D.