The Bell Family

Random ponderings on God, life, and the humor all around us

Cool Runnings


As some of you know, I started running about a month ago using an interval training from a website called Cool Runnings.  Last Monday was the first day I was supposed to run 20 minutes straight, and I was sure I wouldn’t make it.  I usually listen to Bill’s MP3 player while I run, and “Grace Unmeasured” (Sovereign Grace) was playing when I was about 15 minutes in.  I had one lap to go and said out loud, “I can’t do it anymore.  I have to quit.”  Almost before the words were out of my mouth, the lyrics of the song said, “Grace unending all my days to give me strength to run this race.”  How awesome!  God reminded me through that song that I’m right, I can’t do it.  But it is He who gives me the strength to do all things, so in Him I found the strength to finish.  Praise God that even the small things like running for 20 minutes are important to Him, and praise Him for His strength!

4 thoughts on “Cool Runnings

  1. Hey, guys!! We had a great time hanging out with you yesterday! Thanks for letting us come over! Hope you get to come visit soon!

  2. It was good to see you all, too. Our visits are always too short. Hopefully we’ll get to come to your neck of the woods soon.

  3. Great times! You’ve got a real nice blog going here. Keep it up!


  4. That’s awesome! That would occur a lot with me in cross country. I remember one race inparticular that God put A Mighty Fortress into my head throughout the whole race. It was what kept me going. I don’t know if you know this, but God used cross country to save me. I’ll share with you my testimony sometime if you haven’t already heard it.
    Love Ya’ll,

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