In life, change comes over time. This is a real thing, whether in work, in exercise, in marriages, in parenting or in your relationship with God. You have got to FOCUS your intensity over TIME. To succeed takes diligence. Nothing good is easy. We must make ourselves, intentional, consistent and persistent.
My last run was not long but it was at some pretty intense pacing. I did 5 - 1-minute intervals at a 6:45 pace. (For me it was intense.) My wife reminded me how when I started running I struggled...
to run at an 11-minute mile. I have been running for almost 6 years now. And I have only gotten faster over time, with a lot of work. I am still not super fast, and I know I can improve. But with work and more consistent effort, I will get better.
Momentum, is awesome, in anything. It's exciting. It's exciting to have momentum in fitness. But there is nothing more exciting than to have momentum in your walk with God.
This morning as I did my devotions it occurred to me that I have momentum. Regularly I sit down in the morning to read and pray. And because of the momentum I have, I can literally say that I get excited deep in my soul, and I feel satisfied when I have my devotional time. But this has been years in the making. There have been many years of not so great devotions. And developing a good devotional time took time, but I did not feel like I was getting anywhere.
I want to share with you a piece of my soul. Something very intimate. Very personal. Today I am going to share with you something that I do in my devotions that has brought life to my prayer time. Tomorrow I will explain it more, but today know that I am opening my soul to you. In hopes that this will help you gain a deeper walk with God. Below is a copy of a recent prayer Journal entry. This is how I pray every morning. Read it if you like. Excuse any spelling errors or grammatical problems. They are not important its the connection that's important. I will tell you that this is about praising God and opening up to Him. I was not as pointed in this entry as usual due to my intention to share it.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
How often do we wonder, "Where am I going? or What is my purpose?" In our day to day life, in our inner walk, many of us are looking for a purpose. You may be here because you want answers. You may be here because you truly want an Epic Walk. For whatever your reason, I am glad you are here. Read on. Enjoy our daily homework and hopefully, you can find more purpose, and begin an Epic Walk.