I started running this evening with two friends from church and it turns out that I've learned more than just the fact that I'm way out of shape. The three of us ran for two miles on a course with a steep hill most of the way. I am confident that if I stick to running with them I will get myself back in the shape I used to be in. The run was a real wake up call as to the shape I am currently in though.
But the most interesting thing that happened took place after the run. Instead of just focusing on our physical health, the three of us opened up to each other about our spiritual health. We discussed how each of us came to the place we are at spiritually and described in detail the journey we've made so far. The discussion soon became very deep and I felt led to start a small group Bible study. I've never done anything like this before but I felt like the Lord was impressing this on my heart so I suggested it and excitedly we agreed that it would benefit all of us! Our first small group meeting will take place next week and as I am very excited about being a part of this I am very nervous about being the leader of something that matters so much. I trust that the Lord will guide me and give me the material to read and study. I just hope that I can do the job well. Please pray for our small group as we try to get ourselves in better health spiritually as well as physically.