It's considered a luxury in my mind to find a day like today where the weather is so perfect in the middle of winter. A high of 72 degrees in the middle of January! Going for a run was a no brainer, even though my lungs wanted to cave in on me because I have this miserable nagging cold. And the whole time, I couldn't help but think about a piece of the sermon from church earlier today:
Psalm 73:25-28 Whom have I in heaven besides you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
I've been asking myself that question, "Are you at a place right now where you are confident that God is better than anything else you could experience on this earth?"
And the beautiful thing is, the more I'm near to him, as the Psalmist says, the more I can answer with a resounding "yes!" I don't say that with any sort of pride at all because I don't always run to him first or follow him wholeheartedly, but when I look back at the places where I've clung to him, he is SO much better than anyone or anything else my heart has tried to cling to!