Friday, March 18, 2011

Never Give Up Praying for your Heart's Desire

In 2008, after 9 yrs of heel pain, I agreed to surgery.  After a long recovery it then got worse.  A year later, I still had the problem.  But we kept praying about it.  And then 1 day, Oct '09, I prayed and started running, without doing my usual stretching beforehand.. it felt better and got better & stronger every week until Nov '10 when I ran 17mi, my farthest in 5yrs.  I recently finished the '11 Napa Marathon.  It's been a great answer to a long-standing prayer.  And it doesn't seem like 10 yrs looking back.  Never give up praying for your heart's desire!
"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Rom 5:3-4