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#5kMay2019 Day 31 (BLOG)

We did it! Another “5k Every Day in the Month of May” is in the books!

This morning we went for a family 5k walk around Apple Creek as we celebrated our final 5k. We walked 3.34 miles in 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 21 seconds. Our average pace was 18:39 per mile. Even Eden walked quite a bit of it (and rode in the stroller for the rest). This was Elijah’s 4th 5k this May. He is trying to start a new challenge called, “5k Four Days in the Month of May”. I’m not so sure that it’s going to catch on…

Personally, I hold myself to an “I’m going to run every day” standard. So… I ended up going for a 5k run a little later in the day. My final run was 3.17 miles in 24 minutes and 18 seconds -an average pace of 7:39 per mile. That was just a nice (HOT) final run for #5kMay2019.

It feels really good to accomplish a goal!

I would say that the main thing sticking out to me from today’s Bible reading was the fact that the early church had everything in common and spent a lot of time together. In Paul’s words, they were “united in spirit and intent on one purpose” (see Philippians 2:2).

I love this description of the early church:

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

(Acts 2:42–47, ESV)

It is amazing what can happen when a group of people rally around a common goal! I believe that has happened again during #5kMay! There are a lot of runners / walkers who said they would NOT have completed this challenge if not for the encouragement and accountability of others.

I’m so glad that they DID complete the challenge! I’m so glad that we had a community of runners / walkers who were supporting each other and rooting for each other every step of the way! How powerful is that?!

So THANK YOU for being a part of the challenge! I hope it was as enjoyable for you as it was for me. I hope you grew physically throughout this challenge.

I hope you grew spiritually, as well.

As I think about this passage in Acts 2, I am reminded of how they “devoted themselves to the apostles teaching”. That is exactly what we have been doing for the past 31 days, by reading at least 3 chapters every day. I have LOVED that part of the challenge! I hope you were able to take advantage of the podcasts, or spent time in the Word of God on your own each day.

Another “5k Every Day in the Month of May” is over and done and in the books, but you don’t have to be done! You can keep going… and you should keep going!

As for me and my house, we will keep going!

You can keep running or walking, even if it is not every day. There is no sense in losing this physical strength that you have gained throughout the month of May.

You can also keep reading the Bible! Imagine how powerfully God could continue to work in your life as you continue to read at least 3 chapters of scripture each day! I may not be reading it to you through the podcast every day, and I may not be offering my commentary, but you don’t need me to. The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead lives in me AND in you today, if you have put your faith in Christ’s saving work on the cross! The Holy Spirit will give you wisdom as you continue to seek after it through faithfully reading the Word of God each day. I am trusting that He will do it for me, and I am confident that He will do it for you, as well!

So… until next time, my friends, may the LORD bless you, and may He keep you, and may He cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

Amen.

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3 thoughts on “#5kMay2019 Day 31 (BLOG) Leave a comment

  1. Thanks for inviting us on this challenge! It has been really good for me, and I plan on continuing doing 5K’s, just not everyday. I definitely feel a lot better today then I did May 1st!

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