Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thirsty Thursday...Give Away



One thing I have enjoyed about blogging is being able to meet other believers who have a passion for Christ as well as running! Amanda at Fat Wuz Here is one of those people! She was gracious enough to be my GUEST today and share a bit about some exciting things she is doing!! Thanks Amanda for sharing your heart and generous giveaway!

AMANDA
In the summer of 2008 I began a journey to lose weight and take responsability for my poor health. Later that year I felt the strong urge to start running. This was so odd to me because I had severe asthma and weighed 240lbs, how could a person like me run? None the less, the feeling would not leave me. It tugged at me day and night until I decided to get out and just try it. I took maybe 10 steps and quit. It hurt. I resolved to try again when I was below 200lbs, maybe then my knees wouldn't scream so loudly.

God had something else in mind and he led me to the couch to 5k program. My weight loss wasn't going as fast as I thought it would so I gave up waiting until I was 200lbs and went out and tried again. This time I got the shock of my life when I realized I wasn't having an asthma attack nor were my knees hurting. I was running! I was healed!! I was so grateful to God and his mercy and I knew I was doing exactly what he wanted me to do.

Ultimately the desire to restore my health, led me to crave the restoration of my fath and relationship with Jesus. So I rededicated my life to Him, I gave him everything. I asked God to use my life, to give it meaning again, and I surrendered everything I had. Except my running.

I desired to go fast, to run far, to impress people with the things I could do. Soon I found out that keeping it all to myself made it pretty meaningless and difficult. As I was running one morning, it was cloudy and overcast, but off in the distance was seperation in the clouds and rays of light streaming down. I began to pray, "Lord, running is great and I love it, but how can I make it about you?" I would compare what happened next as instantanious as when Saul became Paul, it was literally like God flashed the idea into my head like a lightening bolt. All of a sudden it was there.

Running For Him.
Imprint a shirt with Isaiah 40:31
I could see the logo

The Lord instructed me to put aside my ambition to win or place or go fast and instead focus on reaching others. Reaching out and loving them. Being the light and going where it was dark.

How many times have you been inspired just by reading a shirt while at a race? How broken do we feel on the course when we're struggling. Something changes in people when they are participating in an endurance event, they are searching. Searching for something big to happen, searching for acceptance, to have someone cheer for them, looking for something meaningful. We have the answer to all of those needs. Jesus. The one who will always love you just as you are.

By wearing the shirt you can be a beacon of light for those who are seeking. A resource. Someone may be inspired by the verse and take time to talk to you about it. The shirt will create moments for ministry and if you're ready to put aside your own ambitions and minister to those in need I ask you to contact me about getting a shirt. Through you and the use of your hands and feet we can share with people the promise of a life that will surpass any runners high here on earth. Through the website, www.runningforhim.com, and our facebook page you will be able to meet with other Christian runners and recieve meaningful support from our blog.

I know God will move, he's already amazed me with how many people have stepped up and said, "I will wear the shirt and run for Him." Will you join me for a run?

GIVEAWAY
So here is your chance to get your very own drytech fabric t-shirt, a bumpersticker, and a giftcard to road runner sports for $25. Winner will be announced March 2nd!

MANDATORY
1. Become a fan of Running for Him on facebook HERE
If you have problems with this just search Running for Him on FB and you should be pop up.

2.Follow Keep On Keeping On or let me know if you already are do!

3. Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc.

OPTIONAL:

1. Follow Fat Wuz Here and let Amanda know H Love sent you.

2. Share a verse that is on your heart today.

54 comments:

Meredith said...

So cool! What a great story! I like Running for Him on FB!

Meredith said...

I follow you!

April said...

Awesome story!
I am a follower!!

April said...

I am a FB fan of Running for Him!

April said...

I posted a link on my blog sidebar

April said...

I follow Fat Wux Here.:)

April said...

Ephesians 1:18 "the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints"... has been on my mind today. J went for an interview yesterday for a new position in his company, and I have been praying that if this is where God wants him, then J would KNOW clearly that this is the right move for him. God is so good!

AngMomof3 said...

Thanks for sharing on Thirsty Thursday, Amanda! I "like" Running for Him on FB.

misszippy said...

Cool story and giveaway. Following on FB

misszippy said...

I follow you

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

Lucky girl said...

That is a great story. I've been looking for inspiration to run and I think I may have found. I liked Running for him,

Lucky girl said...

I follow this blog and I posted a link on fb!!

Lucky girl said...

I follow fat wuz here!! I have more of a prayer i heard on my mind today: Heavenly Father, I submit to You all that I am,Let my thoughts be Your thoughts, my heart be Your heart, Your image be my image. In Jesus' name Amen

JOYfilled Family said...

beautiful testimony. i'm on a journey of my own. recently, i started Team ALL FOR! here is a post of our first official race. http://joyfilledfamily.blogspot.com/2011/02/youre-invited-to-run-for-cause.html
you're invited to join.

ALL FOR JESUS!

JOYfilled Family said...

i'm a follower.
ALL FOR!

JOYfilled Family said...

i love drawing parallels between running and my spiritual life. this scripture is my motto & motivation for running....

‘I forget the past and strain ahead for what is still to come. I am racing for the finish, for the prize to which God calls us upwards to receive in Christ Jesus.’ (Phil. 3:14)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Great GREAT GREAT giveaway HLOVE! I follow KOKO!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I follow Runninf for him on FB!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I am sharing on FB!

OH, and I didn't select the charms--it was a vintage bracelet. Cool huh?

AngMomof3 said...

And of course, I'm a follower. I want that shirt!!!

AngMomof3 said...

Check it-- left a sweet sidebar promo on my blog for your giveaway. Yeah...

C. Beth said...

I follow Running for Him on Facebook!

C. Beth said...

I follow you!

C. Beth said...

I posted a link on Twitter & FB!

C. Beth said...

I follow Fat Wuz Here!

C. Beth said...

Verse in my mind: "Do everything without complaining or grumbling."

Maia said...

Great post!! I just found you and man, am I glad I did! Love finding ladies that love the Lord!

Maia said...

"liked" Running for Him on facebook

Maia said...

Verse on my mind (I have 2). My church has been in Colossians for while, so...
1- Col 3:12 "As God's chosen, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience:
2- Col 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart..."

Kadie said...

I like Running for Him on FB

Kadie said...

I am a follower

Kadie said...

Posted on my blog

Kadie said...

My FB verse of the day (I set these as my status daily)

You were called to be free. Do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh, rather to serve one another humbly in love. Gal 5:13

AngMomof3 said...

AND... the verse I'm working with today is this: "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a
Creating a scrapbooking layout of two great friends tied to this verse! :)

Kerrie T. said...

I linked it on my blog.

Kerrie T. said...

Oops - looks like my other entries didn't make or I forgot.

I liked Running for Him on FB.

Kerrie T. said...

I follow you.

Kerrie T. said...

I already follow Amanda! She's great!

Kerrie T. said...

I don't know verses, but I do know that running fills me with the spirit of God. It gives me the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of this world He created.

Great story from Amanda -- thanks for featuring it!

Zaneta said...

I LOVE this and LOVE your story!! I have that verse on my Road ID! :) I like Running for Him on fb!

Zaneta said...

I follow Keep on Keeping on!

Zaneta said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog!

Zaneta said...

A verse that is on my heart today is Matthew 6:34 -

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I've been worrying about quite a few things lately and He's helping me deal with it! :)

Penny said...

I like RUNNING FOR HIM on fb

Penny said...

I am a follower

Penny said...

Posted giveaway on my fb page

Penny said...

Posted giveaway on my blog

under COOL GIVEAWAYS

Penny said...

I can do all things through christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Penny said...

I am a follower of FAT WUX

Penny said...

Emailed Amanda and let her know H Love sent me. Looking forward to following Amanda Journey.

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Become a fan of Running for Him on facebook sunshine autumn

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Follower of your blog via GFC
sunshine autumn at yahoo dot com

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

autumnsunshine Jenn Wells
http://harmlove.blogspot.com/2011/02/thirsty-thursdaygive-away.html