Running with God

Having grown up in the Presbyterian Church, I’m familiar with a piece of religious literature known as the Shorter Catechism.  It’s a wonderful little pamphlet concerning how man ought to live according to Scripture, broken into question and answer format.  I particularly like the first entry:

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

I was thinking about this the other day as I was trail running on an unseasonable November day.  The sun was shining, the air was warm and I was alone in nature.  In that moment I found God in His creation and enjoyed Him.

I find there is something about trail running that is pure and elemental.  When I’m surrounded by His creation and challenging myself to move swiftly with the flow of the trail, I find an almost hypnotic beauty.  It’s in those moments I am most able to see, talk with and enjoy God.

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3 thoughts on “Running with God

  1. Great post. In the last four months I have been blogging about how my closest times with God are when I am running. It is a time during the day when I am by myself and I can really concentrate on God.

    • I love the spiritual side of running. I think it just strips us down to our essential selves to where we can be honest and vulnerable.

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