Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Gifts of God

The "Gifts of God" comes up in the ACIM and it is mentioned in the lesson I'm doing today: "I am entrusted with the gifts of God."

My first thought is, "What gifts of God?" So I read the lesson again. I doesn't really say; just hints. So I resort to asking the Holy Spirit. I get a clear thought, "You don't need to know in words." This response seems like a miracle to me because if my ego understood what the gifts were, then I'd be sure that it was wrong but I'd think I knew what I had.

So I went on and put together a chant for my evening workout:
I am entrusted with the gifts of God.
Christ's hand _ _ has touched my shoulder.
He walks with me and says it isn't so.
He reminds me of the gifts I have forgotten.

The whole thing becomes believable to me because I am certain Christ's hand has touched my shoulder.

I went for my run this morning with yesterday's lesson playing in my head. Something about "Christ's power....I count on God..." seemed to put fire in me. I ran the same 16 miles I did the day before but 23 minutes faster. I am not in marathon shape; but I could do a 12 hour race because no one cares how far you go, just that you stay on your feet for 12 hours.

This evening, I rode my ex-bike for 25 minutes and the elliptical of 45 minutes. Why do an evening workout after a hard morning run?

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