I can do all things through Him. He strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

Today this meant week three of my 100 push up challenge (29, 19, 19, 15, and then 29 - whew!), then a good long run on my day off between bike rides.

It meant riding across town for something I wanted to complete at 10:30 but had to wait until 2:30 to do. This entailed far too gross of a lunch and then several hours of sitting and sleeping in a local tea house. It meant coming home and having energy for my daughter, my wife.

It meant meeting an old friend to catch up and to encourage him in his walk with the Lord. Challenge him in his personal life. Lose to him in several games of chess.

Today it meant a lot of things.

As I turned my last corner on my run tonight I thought, "Wow, I really have time for so much more when I make time for a quiet time with the Lord."

When I make time for Him, I have an overflow. It's physical, it's spiritual, it's mental - and it's very very worth it. Because He strengthens me, I can do all things. Today that meant making it through today, with a little extra left over.