...Ahhhh, When You RUN With it...


Nana held the costume tightly to her body. It was a fitting ornamental costume, made of several feathers. It was shaped like a big bird, and she guessed it was probably an eagle. They say an eagle is the smartest bird: it can see for miles and it soars high and then coasts easily with the wind. They say an eagle's strength is unbeatable! The weak ones die after their mother flies high into the sky and drops them to test their intelligence and strength.

Any second from now, the parade would begin. Any moment from now, the sirens would sound. Any minute from now, her heart would skip a beat...involuntarily of course. She was the leader of the pack, the one with the most astonishingly beautiful colors. She felt all eyes on her and she gave a knowing smile. She had been waiting for this moment since she was 6 years old. Now, she was 16 and she felt the same way about the parade, even after 10 years.

She knew the routine like the back of her hand. She giggled. She knew the role like it was her professional job. She had watched this show every single year as a little child...and time after time she wished she could be the leader of the pack. The one who stole the show. The one with the glamorous beauty. The proud dancer. Well, her time had come...just as she knew it would one day. Nana knew exactly what to do and needed no tutoring. In a few minutes, the members of the parade would bow down to the ground, and she would be the only one standing. Slightly after that, she would spread her colorful wings widely to her two sides...and she would begin to RUN...

In a few minutes she would feel as though she was in a running competition with the wind blowing against her face...and she would love every minute of that experience...

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A lot of athletes might find this to be a beautiful piece. Regardless of your sport, you must feel a special type of wind blowing on your face when you do indulge...be it running, swimming, dancing, soccer, or whatever it is. I watched Michael Phelps last night on CNN (CBS 60 seconds), and noticed the joy that came when the tide of water brushed against his face. It's amazing!
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But today I want to talk about "running with the Word of God." There's something about running with a word that you've received by faith. You can't see the word, but somehow it becomes LIFE within your spirit. Somehow it calms your fears and sedates your senses. Somehow, when everyone else is running helter skelter, you on the other hand will be sane...because you have the 'Word' hidden inside your heart. It is like a fire burning within your spirit, but cannot be quenched.
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But which word can you run with? There are so many that to list them would make me go ballistic. What about the one that says that

"A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but [bad things] shall not come near you."

What about the one that says,

"See, [God] has engraved you on the palm of His hands."

Or the one that says,

"Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

Oh yes, there's also one that says,

"He will never leave you nor forsake you."

And another one even says,

"He is your shepherd..."

And finally, what about the one that says,

"For God loved [you] that He gave His only begotten son, that if you just believe in Him, you will not perish but have everlasting life?"

Oh, what about those ones?

So, YOU, my reader, are of more value than many sparrows. When next you 'see' the word of God, just RUN with it...feel the breeze on your skin and keep running with it. Don't stop until every part of that word has taken place in your life.

20 comments:

aloted said...

yippe first for the first time i believe..let me go and read!

aloted said...

yes o i run with the word to be courageous as he is always with me!

simeone said...

word !

Danny Bagucci said...

yeah.. guess there's a word for each time and each season that opens doors when you run with it......good stuff...

adebanji said...

I was smiling and reading this all the way through!

I can go to bed blessed tonight.

Great feeling!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Word!!!! Well done ---
where I am in life right now, I am sprinting with the word, and I love the feel of the breeze around me as I whizz past!!!

Thanks girl.. God bless and have a great weekend. xxx

Just...Toluwa said...

it felt good reading this..and the music made the feeling better!

Street Preacher said...

All I can say is thank you.... dont stop writing now... never.... i felt the wind in my face reading ur piece. Thank you!

~Sirius~ said...

The Lord cannot give me more than I can bear..........I live by this word.
With that I know every situation I find myself in I can take care of.

Rita said...

This message is so timely. Thanks Jaycee. Do you mind if I link an upcoming post of mine to this?

Lolia said...

As usual...you just made me feel a whole lot better...Today just isn't my day...Thank you jare...
~His eye is on the sparrow so I know he watches over me :)
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Afrobabe said...

My favorite remains...."For my tots of you are of good and not of evil£.. This always comes in handy when I AM HAVIN A SERIES OF BAD LUCKS..it reminds me that God did not will them and is most probably going every step with me...

Telekinesys said...

my thoughts are higher than your thoughts, my ways...... that just works for me. Wind beneath my wings. Thank you.

ShonaVixen said...

thank for this, needed to hear it and yup i will run with it!!

Vera Ezimora said...

Yes ke!

By the way, guess who I finally met??? Anselm Madubuko! Yay!!! I went to House of Praise last week Sunday (not yesterday) and who did I see preaching, my dearest Pastor Madubuko! I was sooooooooo excited. The man is too funny.

Jaycee said...

Aloted...to be courageous...yes indeed o! The word is what will even make us more courageous...("for in our weakness, His strength is made perfect.") I hope your week is already going fantastic!!!! *big grin*

Simeone...yes o...Word!!! :)

Danny...the other day I was reflecting on how there is a word for EVERY single experience in this world. No matter what you're going through, you're bound to find it hidden somewhere in the Word! As King Solomon rightly said in Ecclesiastes Chapter 1, verse 9, That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Adebanji...lolll...I'm glad you went to bed blessed o...cos I went to bed blessed that night too, after reading that stuff you wrote about the prodigal son...*grins*

Remi...LOLLLL...I guess we're both breeze lovers!!! Woohoo!

Just...Toluwa...don't even get me started with the music, I'm lovin' it. So how are u doing darling?

Street Preacher...wow, thank God for His word that can bring satisfaction...I'm happy about that...

Sirius...Keep running with that word (the phrase you've just quoted). If you never forget those words, one day you will have a "shouting TESTIMONY." And everyone who listens to you will be in awe of how God used you as His banner and example. He will not give you anything more than what you can bear...

Rita...How na? At all...please feel free jare! I'm glad it came to you at the right time...

Lolia...yes, I did have a wonderful weekend. So I hope today (and the rest of this year) overshadows that crazy day you had...:)

Afrobabe...I love that verse too o. When everything seems to be tumbling upside down, perfect verse...(I'll just know it will turn out to be a testimony)...and in addition to that, always know that some things come to you because you're strong enough to handle them...stronger things come against stronger people. But if you don't know that, it's easy to give up.

Telekinesys...that one makes me call God, "the Indescribable One." Lol. Pretty much, we can't ever finish describing His prowress then!

Shonavixen...yessss...please run with it. I can even boldly promise you that you won't regret it. Because no matter what, God's word never fails. Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away..."

Vera...HA HA HA...yes He is soo HI-larious!!! Yayyy, I listened to Him last week as well...I guess he went around our vicinity. Vera naw, D & B plan nko? (lol)

doug said...

"He will never leave you nor forsake you."

Timeless words. I very often forget them though. As always your blog inspires me. Thanks.

And thanks for stopping by mine.

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BTW: these words of your blog are priceless

OluwaDee said...

I'm running with one right now.

Jaycee said...

Doug...thank God for inspiration each day...your last story was quite HI-larious! Lol.

Oluwadee...wow...just keep running with it...don't stop.