Encouragement13 Jan 2006 11:15 am

When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened, and when thou runnest, thou shall not stumble. Proverbs 4: 12

Growing up I often dreamed that I was running, but my feet were heavy as if they were lead. I struggled to run, while others kept up quiet easily. Most often in my dreams, I was running from some faceless terror.

When I started running, I wondered what it would be like to have heavy legs. There were a few days when we went out, and my legs were a little stiff, and it was just as horrible as I had imagined. Slow moving, pain in the calves. The remarkable thing was that it rarely ever happened.

The verse in Proverbs refers to knowledge –

Hear, ye children the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. Proverbs 4:1

When I was running, I really didnt worry about ‘dead legs’ because I had faith in my muscles, I exercised them each day. So it is with the knowledge of God. Each day that you use and exercise it, the less likely that you are to have ‘dead spiritual legs’.

The runner stumbles, but he does not fall, for he has prepared. Let us prepare for our challenges with a study of wisdom and understanding.

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