Updated: Jun 6, 2020
Featured Active for Christ participant, Angela Phillips
"God literally brought people TO ME who needed to hear His truth and see His deep love for them."
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
The Need for Self-Discipline
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize
Running since: 2017 Location: Texas Why Run? “I run because it draws me to Jesus; it reminds me of my desperation for Him. I run with purpose in every step. God has given me a very surprising and unlikely mission field because of my running. It allows me to reach lost people and encourage struggling believers." On Prayer.. “…I hear God’s voice most clearly when I run….since I struggle so much when I run, He has my FULL attention.” My go to running/life scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:26 (verses 24-27) Why I signed up for the 5k/10k Active for Christ Virtual Run “I’ve been struggling with regaining my discipline in a healthy lifestyle and I knew this would help get me focused and keep my mind where God wants it."
SURPRISING AND UNLIKELY MISSION FIELD -
..I was NEVER a runner or an athlete. In June 2018, I began training for The NYC Marathon. As I trained alone in the Texas summer, God began to show me His desire for my running, and I began to pray that He would use me to share His love with the people in a city that was under such scrutiny at the time by so many Christians, (This was right after NY voted for The Reproductive
Health Act) and the people of NY were hearing so much disapproval from Christians across the country.
I ran with a secular charity, and God literally brought people TO ME who needed to hear His truth and see His deep love for them. Then, in 2019, I was asked to mentor that charity’s runners, which allowed God to bring MORE people into my life from ALL ACROSS THE WORLD!
I was the most unqualified person on earth to reach the running community of New York City...until God put me there. ❤️
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