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Running Together

When you run alone, you run fast. 
But when you run together, you run far.”
 Zambian Proverb


I saw this quote in a post about running.  The first thing I thought about is the scripture in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12:

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each 
other succeed. If one person falls, the other can 
reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is
in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close 
together can keep each other warm. 
But how can one be warm alone? A person standing 
alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can 
stand back-to-back and conquer. 
Three are even better, 
for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. 
God never intended for us to do life alone; if He had, he wouldn’t have been concerned about Adam being alone in the Garden.  He specifically said it wasn’t good for man to be alone. (Genesis 2:18)


He made Adam a helper, Eve.

She was created to do life with him.

We all need that person in our life, someone we are accountable to, can cry with, laugh with and know if we fall they are there to pick us up.

I am Keith’s helpmate, I am here for him and he for me.  But, I also have friends that I keep close.

For you, it may be a friend, a parent, child or a spouse.  Whoever it is, it is important that you have someone you can ‘run with’.

We also need a relationship with our Creator.  He wants to walk along side us through the life he has laid before us. Our relationship with God is the foundation for our life relationships.

Community needs to be a part of your life.
Build a relationship with God and build a community of friends around you.
Find those people who will run along side you on your journey with God.

He never intended you do life alone.

I love the community that God has surrounded me with.
I love the relationships that I have built.

Running together…running far!

Winnie


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