The Unknown…

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2 NASB)

I’ve often been scared of the unknown…

I suppose because of my prophetic giftings the Lord has told me quite a bit about the future and also about my own personal future…

But there are always things we don’t know…

There are always things I don’t know…

The unknown…

I was training for my first marathon recently when out of nowhere I got injured…

My left calf tore…

I was disappointed as I’d been training really well and wasn’t pushing myself so there was no reason why that should have happened…

I didn’t take it well and decided to do aqua-jogging (non-weight bearing, running in water without touching the ground being held up by a flotation device around your waist) while it recovered – its wise to not run for around a month when you tear your calf…

I was so keen not to let it affect me that I over exerted myself in the aqua-jogging over extending my left foot as I tried to mimic a sprinting style in water for around 2 hours straight…

I ended up getting excruciating shin splints on the front of my lower left shin…

After trying one more training session doing breaststroke in the water trying not to use my left foot to kick and damaging my shin further I finally let it go…

I’d believed that the Lord wanted me to complete that marathon but now needed to let it go to get healing…

Yesterday I was able to commence training again on land after two full weeks down time from the end of the water training and basically a whole month from the time I tore my calf…

I felt it was OK to begin again…

My marathon training has now gone to three training sessions a week to get me where I need to be by race day in early June…

What I learnt was that it’s OK if the Lord tells us something and then let’s us get injured as this brings out how much of our flesh is trying to make it happen…

I am to run to know Him…

To enjoy Him…

To rest in Him and to relax – just to enjoy my running and as I enjoy it naturally I will relax and won’t tense up my muscles which will mean I’m less likely to get injured…

Life is also like this…

If I end up training and enjoying it and getting injured again or even during the marathon itself I’m OK with this now – it’s about the experience and knowing Him in the experience…

The unknown is an invitation to know Him – to know Him in the unexpected where truly we have no control left and don’t have a clue what to do – to know Him in these times teaches us the deepest lessons…

So whether you’re running or living, every unexpected turn, every eventuality which you didn’t see coming – every quirk, every impact from outside ourselves, all these unexpected things – they are all of Him to allow us to see more how we really need Him in every life circumstance…

His Presence in our lives is our life – He is our Eternal Life – our Eternal Quality of life – we are nothing without Him and living with Him and experiencing His joy in all things – whatever the outcome – is better than actually finishing a marathon – I get that now and I’m sure He’ll test it… šŸ™‚

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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One Response to The Unknown…

  1. The Lord helped me to complete my first marathon yesterday morning…

    I really enjoyed it…

    The reason I enjoyed it was that He was carrying me…

    Yes, I had pain…

    But He was carrying me – He kept invigorating me from the inside and telling me to ‘bring it home’ and that He was carrying me…

    And I was smiling…

    One of the officials on the side of the road told me to stop smiling – strange… šŸ™‚

    That happened with about 1 km to go…

    I was so happy…

    The reason I was so happy was that He’d told me that I would do it right from the start of my training at the beginning of the year and even with the injuries which should have wiped me out – I did do it…

    I feel very stiff today but it’s all good…

    Love You Lord…

    Thank You Jesus…

    I love You…

    šŸ™‚

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