Tomorrow is the big day. I even bought a new outfit.

(I am such a girl, no?)

Tomorrow is the day I run (mostly) my first 5k!

I say first like I’m going to run them all the time. Truth is, one of my goals for this month is to sign up for a 10k to run sometime in the next few months.

I have to say. I’m kind of stoked not because I love running, but because I’m actually doing this. Truth be told, I have not fallen in love with running yet. I wonder often if I will.

I wonder enough sometimes to wonder if this marathon idea was a stupid idea and whether or not I should just be a 5k girl from here on out.

Then, I went to go pick up my “race swag” this afternoon.

Here is the number I got.

At first I didn’t notice, but then a very good friend who knows I love Psalm 139:14 reminded me that  the number was no coincidence.

That was my birth verse. A reminder that GOD Himself made me and I’m made “fearfully and wonderfully”. A reminder that God knows me pretty well and that I am made to do this, and I can do this and way more if I keep my eyes on him. A reminder to praise Him for it especially.

But since it was only the 139 here…I decided to reread the Psalm.

The whole Psalm.

I’ll admit, I’ve been having trouble connecting with Him lately. Ever since I finished my reading of the entire Bible. Busyness, lack of planning, Daylight savings, teething babies.

Lack of priority.

But, “He understands my thoughts from far away.” (vs2b)

And when I’m ready to throw in the towel, “I can’t escape His Spirit, or flee from His Presence.” (vs7)

…because He shows up like this…

Most of you aren’t even going to see this until tomorrow after the race is already over.

I just had to share this little God moment with you all. It was a huge encouragement to keep plugging away.

Running.  It turns out it’s been a good place to share Him.
And, just like in everything else I learn to give to Him, “He’ll lead me in the way everlasting.” (vs24)