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Refreshment

July 5, 2016

 

Do you ever find yourself in a time of spiritual fatigue?  Maybe you have been facing one trial after another and are feeling worn down.  Or maybe you have gotten busy and haven't spent time in fellowship or in the Word for a while.  

Several members of the Calvary Running Team took part in the annual Butte to Butte 5K and 10K this morning.  It's a great July 4th tradition and a good way to start the day.  It's also a REALLY challenging run.  If you haven't experienced it, the marquee "highlight" of the run is a long, steep, winding hill near the start.  It not only seems to have no end, it gets steeper the closer you get to the top.  Just when you feel like you can't go on, you see the crest of the hill and at the apex is the first aid station.  Smiling volunteers are there to hand out cups of cool water.  Water never tasted so refreshing!  

When you have been experiencing a steep spiritual hill, the Bible tells us where to find refreshment.  Psalm 19:7 says "The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.  The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple"  The Living Bible says, "The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul."

If you have been experiencing a spiritual struggle, the answer is simple - look to God's Word.  The Bible is full of encouraging words and instructions that will make your path straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 says, " Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."

Like an aid station at the top of a never ending hill, the Bible is full of spiritual refreshment.  And like those smiling volunteers serving the cups of cool water, the Calvary Running Team is here to share a word of encouragement.  Come join us and we'll take on the hills together!  

We would love to have you join us.  This week all of our runs will be at Clearwater trail.  On Wednesday we will meet at 7 pm,  on Saturday we will meet at 8 am and on Sunday we will meet at 7 pm. Come early on Sunday to Mount Vernon school and join the Kickin' It group at 5:30 pm for a warm up game of kickball!  It will take you back to your childhood.

We will be placing another order for Calvary Running Team shirts soon.  The cost is only $10.  If you would like a CRT shirt, please contact me with your shirt size.  

Have a great week!

Pastor John

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