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Day292 Random Friday

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I felt when I started this project, it was more or less a journal for myself or a letter to myself. I didn’t expect to have an audience who would follow my stuffs.

The people who I expect would follow don’t — I mean those real life friends and family or coworkers. Not that my online friends are any less real.

Today probably a good day to go back on the stuff, which I was putting off couple days ago, that is, my pastor’s teaching and how I might benefit from them.

Pastor was speaking on the call by God (Jesus calling his disciples the first time and their responses) during wednesday service. This all related to discipleship, and transformation. I might not able to tie all these ideas together, since I was running at the time of the meeting and couldn’t concentrate 100% on the message.

One idea was we hear the call — those who hear, responded immediately to the master’s call. They would leave everything to follow.

I saw similar parallel in my life. You can say I got my calling of running. When I first took up running, I dove right in without hesitation or give a second thought. It was natural. I didn’t look back. I was 100% committed, because I love it. It is easy to do thing because we love it.

Time spent on training was not a cost at all. Racing though is expensive but I was more than happy to pay for it. I couldn’t wait till the next race. Usually I signed up multiple races way ahead of time and training for them was automatic like as a matter of fact a natural conclusion.

Calling involves turning our back on what we once considered important and leave everything to follow our pursuit.

There were much more to the discussion. I took the first point and run (pun) with it. There is the idea of repentent, counting the cost, denying own self, following the master, being committed to the end, and on. Jesus said, come follow me, I will make you into a fisher of man.

If any man comes after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Mark 8:34. (ATV – Antin’s garbled version) Some version has if any wants to be my disciple.

(This was written a week ago, I was hoping over time, I could remember other points and flush them out or make them related to my running, but life got in the way, and I even missed the pastor 2nd talk the past Wednesday on Discipleship. So, here it is, before this blog get burried and not see the light of day)

By Antin

There is nothing more I like than to run, hike, and be with one I love

3 replies on “Day292 Random Friday”

Lol… I started blogging because I was just gonna write to help myself… I didn’t really understand how this worked.

No one from my real life reads my blog omg lol

Yeah nope.

I can be free with that here because whatever no one knows me here… they know my thoughts but not me. Unknown ❤️

In real life… they know me, but only those mega close will know the things I write here.

Just private and cautious – working on that lol

You sound a lot busier lately!! How is your reopening going?

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Thanks. To me the reopening is just an official endorsement of what we have been doing the past couple of weeks. People have been out and about a long time ago. It also is an indicator how bad things got. Many small retail businesses went under, and big businesses too. There is no reopening for them. Though we had the reopening, it felt like we did not. My office still has no word when we will be back on location and I think a lot of other ones too. Those that could reopen, decide to wait and see. Everything switches to virtual now.

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I would rather have virtual at this moment.

I am very sad to lose some businesses to this 💔

While virus can still be caught, spread, and kills… I would rather be safe

I can’t wait for them to find something!!

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