Start Over…

I ran my third marathon in Rotorua in early May…

At about the 8km mark my left calf tore (pretty much exactly what happened in my first marathon in Christchurch last year) but I kept going (as you do)…

I did a personal best in Rotorua by a long way (He told me 3 hours 30 minutes before I ran my first marathon but this didn’t happen in the first two) in 3 hours, 29 minutes and 16 seconds (mat time)…

I was so grateful to the Lord but as soon as I finished I could hardly walk…

It’s been taking a long time to heal, I tried one short run but it wasn’t good…

So I’ve had to let my training go until it is completely healed…

I asked Him about it and He said He did it to me…

So I know there’s a point…

I’ve been asking Him, “What are You trying to show me through this?”…

He gave me the word, “Start Over”…

And today my left back tire of my car went flat and my oldest son and youngest daughter and I needed to stop by the side of the road and change the tire, it was completely like my left calf, completely flat, unusable…

Again, I asked Him, “What are You trying to show me?”…

Again, I got, “Start over” and had the sense to look up that phrase on the internet…

I just have and the first link I came to was the below…

I don’t know what that means for someone but I know for myself that my life is about to start over…

I’ve started my own company in the last few months and lost most of my team from my previous work and so I’ve already been walking through the “Start Over” message in this context although I do have some of the existing Clients from the previous company which is good (God is Good)…

I know there is more “Start Over” coming for me, the Lord gave me the “Storm Song” (Your Love for me) in November last year and I know in my personal life there are “Start Over” moments coming, I just don’t know exactly what or when but I am ready to trust Him, although I feel uncomfortable with the pending change…

But I know He is in it…

The next marathon I am to run is in Auckland in late October.  He has told me that I will run it and told me the time I will do, He has also told me that He will heal my calf and I will run healthy in this next marathon…

Trusting God is hard, it doesn’t come naturally to me but He is helping me to look to Him and rest on His Strength in the uncertainty, it is the relationship which is important – not the facts…

For me running is my ‘escape time’ with God…

When I train I am completely alone, I am not interrupted…

I speak to the Lord and hear Him speaking to me…

I know His Voice and gain confidence…

This carries me…

Not to be able to run every weekday (as I have been before Rotorua) and do my long run on the weekend up the hills has been hard for me as I haven’t had this time with Him…

And yet He is in it, shaking it up, teaching me new things… 🙂

Love,

Andrew

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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