Well, how did week 11 get here?!! Time really does fly when you’re having fun!! 👏😃 NOW is the time to log your mileage for WEEK 10! Super easy form to fill out below.👇🏻 If you aren’t sure if your form was submitted correctly, keep an eye on your email. Automatic replies will be sent within 2 hours after clicking “submit” ! If you have any questions at all in regards to the SPRING100, leave a comment below or send over an email to Spring100@shilohPhotography.com!
WEEK 10 MILEAGE FORM
Here we are rounding the corner to the finish line of the SPRING100! Wow… way to go to you all. 👍💖 Each of you has made fantastic progress and it’s such a blessing to see your determination! A couple of you are actually nearing the 200 mile mark for the Spring100. That is truly fantastic!!! How was week 10 for you? I really enjoyed week 10. The walks and a couple runs I took were so refreshing!!
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” Hebrews 12:1
QUESTION: Have you thought about the fact that weight and sin mentioned in Hebrews 12 are 2 different things? :) Random question, I know! ;) I was reminded the other day of an instance a few year ago. It was early January, I was dealing with a bit of discouragement, and for some reason when I woke up one morning I just felt like I needed to go out for a run! Mind you, I hadn’t run in 10 years so the urge to run wasn’t natural. 😉 For me, it was to experience what it felt like to run and how it would be to physically run with endurance and I knew this would help me as I compared the actual physical run with my spiritual run! It was a super cold morning so I put on my running shoes and bundled up[y’all I am a “cold weather wimp” ;]. 2 long sleeve thermal tops, puffer vest, a heavy jacket, gloves, ear warmers, long exercise pants… you name it, I wore it! ;) I looked like the abominable snow woman in South Texas😬😉[click here for visual]. These were all what I considered necessary garments for running in the “bitter cold”! As I took off running I didn’t make it very far before I found these “comforts” were actually weights holding me back from fully running! They were literally entangling me and I had to throw off the extra weight of the jacket, gloves, and hat in order to better run!
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 4:31
I learned 2 things that morning run! 1.) I couldn’t physically run to save my life 😜 & 2.) The weight mentioned in Hebrews 12:1 was just like my heavy layers! You see, my heavy winter jacket wasn’t a bad thing and it brought me a lot of comfort BUT it was holding me back from running. The word weight mentioned in Hebrews 12:1 means “a burden or something so heavy and cumbersome that it impedes a runner from running his race as he should.” This weight may be “things” that in themselves may not be sins but hold us back from running the spiritual race to our fullest[if y’all remember, traditions -which seemed to be good things to them- were weighing the Galatians down when Paul had to reprimand them— Read Galatians 4]. We will be faced with both weight and sin in this life that will need to be thrown off in order to run this spiritual race! It will be a life-long pursuit of spiritual purging. :) The Weight can come in packages that may not be weight for others but is for you…. It is something that is literally pulling you back when you are trying to run full force forward! The weight can be an actual thing like the amount of time you spend on the internet or on social networking? It could be the books you’re allowing yourself to read or the magazines you pick up at the grocery store or some form of entertainment, a job you work, or the places you allow yourself to hangout? But weights can also be overly-busy schedules, routines, attitudes, goals, habits, thoughts, aspirations, or future dreams which are not necessarily bad but are keeping you from setting your eyes on Jesus and running with endurance! Or the weight could come in other forms.
“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” 2 Tim 2:4-5
The Holy Spirit is urging you and me to take a good look at our lives and remove/lay aside everything that weighs us down and keeps us from a life of obedience[2 John 1:6]. We must be honest with ourselves and with God. Remember, there is nothing done in secret[whether thought or deed] that He does not know[Ps 139:1-2]. Do you have sin or weight that binds you and is holding you back from running? This week I want to encourage you all to pray that the Lord would show you the extra weights and sins that are holding you back from fully running this race for His glory. When He answers, don’t ignore it! Ask yourself, “Does —fill in the blank— help me run the race for Jesus or hinder me?” Then (in God’s strength) do just what Hebrews 12:1 says to- lay it aside! To lay aside is a deliberate decision to make a permanent change. Don’t say you just can’t throw —fill in the blank— off because, in all honesty, that isn’t the truth[1 Cor 10: 13]! You can throw off the weight and sin through the strength of the Lord, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Phil 4:13. Yep, that’s my really random and long Week 11 musing! Phew, thank you for being a listening ear to my rambles. ;) I am praying for each one of you as you conquer week 11 of the Spring100 and seek to throw off that weight and the sin which so easily besets us. God is faithful! If you need someone to pray for you as you throw off certain weights or sin, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org HERE. I will be honored to join you in prayer!😊
💁🏼2 questions for this week!! 🎉🎉 1.) What is the strangest thing you have seen during your Spring100 walks/runs?? 2.) How many of you have already completed the 100 miles and are pushing forward for more?? Comment below answering one or both questions! Happy walking/running for week 5.
👉🏻👉🏻DON’T FORGET! To make the 100MileMonday posts fun and interactive, I need to hear from YOU! Leave comments below and feel free to comment on other Spring100er’s comments. Also, these posts are made possible by your fantastic Spring100 photos. I would LOVE for next week’s post to be the BEST YET!! So that means I need you to Snap a picture of yourself walking and send to Spring100@shilohPhotography.com for next week’s post! :)
Hannah & Bethany enjoyed their Spring100 walk in West Virginia this week!! Bethany says, “This house was built by our great great great great great great grandfather in 1770 and is the oldest house on its original foundation in the state!” Keep up the wonderful work ladies!!
My Mom has been enjoying her Spring100 miles with my Dad. Beach breezes and evening sunset walks are the best!! Looking lovely :D
Great NEWS!! With a few training sessions and treats, Leah has Honey back to walking the spring100!! :D Way to go Leah 👏😃!! Ruth has been so dedicated. Love seeing her out getting her miles in! 💛
Date-night walk around the park for Katelyn who is looking GORGEOUS and Bekah is enjoying a bit of a run for her Spring100! Wonderful job, ladies!! 💓
Gotta Love this walking crew!! Lydia, Ruth, and Abel have been so faithful to get their daily miles and Nathanael is going strong with his Spring100. Keep up the great work y’all!!
Can’t get over the gorgeous sunsets I have soooo enjoyed for the Spring100! 😍😍 Keep up the wonderful work and DON’T leave without leaving a comment. 😉💛