I also find running in the early morning cathartic, comfortable, and it further allows me to cultivate my relationship with the One who matters. Also, I solve all the world's problems on these early morning runs.
This morning I didn't go for a run, nor did I look at the kitchen sink. I simply sat and sipped a cup of tea (my favorite beverage.) As I sipped, this very old song came in to my mind:
Tis true o yes tis true
God's wonderful promises are true
For I've tested, trusted and tried it
And I know God's promises are true
I'm not sure why that song came to my mind this morning. But it encouraged me in more ways than one:
- Keep pouring in to your children - I learned this song as a child many moons ago at home. In our home we had an old hymnal called The Believers Hymn Book. I think my mom knew every hymn in that book because she sang them with us and to us when ever she can. Funnily enough they stuck, and many times in my life I've relied on the truths from those hymns.
- God's promises are timeless - There are as true today as they were many years ago.
- God's promises are true - In my life, God's promises have proven to be true.
- If it's in you, it will come out; be careful what you take in.
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT)
Are you ever surprised by the songs you find yourself singing?