Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Twin Cities Marathon - Trust God

I appreciate the concern regarding the advertised disruptive protests by a group, whom I will leave unnamed as to avoid promoting them, at the Twin Cities Marathon​ this Sunday.

My hope and trust (Proverbs 3:5) reside in the Lord Jesus Christ whose sovereignty and provision reigns overall all of existence for all of eternity.

My purpose of running this marathon, and everything else in life, is to serve and glorify God through His will (Matthew 7:21). God willing, I seek to run this marathon very fast.

Because my hope and purpose reside in Jesus Christ and not the world, I have complete peace and confidence about this race regardless of any threats or any other negative reports, etc.

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12, NASB95)

Dad's last advice to me--Nov. 9, 2006--correlates with Prov. 3:5, "Always trust God. Remember that son. Trust God, always."
Always is Always!

Instead of worrying about protests, let's promote the peace, hope and salvation found only in Jesus Christ.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Racing Nutrition

Most agree on the significance of a runner's physical nutrition during training and immediately before a goal race.

However, physical nutrition without true spiritual nutrition still results in junk food for the soul.

For example, Olympians and other champions who lack internal peace and contentment; continuing to seek meaning or fulfillment thru changing their God chosen and designed body, engaging in prostitution, drugs, excess alcohol or other immorality.

Spiritual nutrition resides in internalizing the Bible along with prayer, gratitude, praise and fellowship with mature Christians.

How is your Spiritual nutrition program for your Fall marathon or other goal race?

How may I help YOU?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
Running on Faith Ministry Inc.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Age, Mileage & Speed

Conventional Wisdom vs. Exceptional Coaching:

 Runners frequently hear that age and marathon training each reduce overall speed.

Top speeds of a 48 year old training for a marathon during today's strides: 15 to 20 MPH.
Running on Faith in Christ, it's all God!  (Colossians 3:17,23-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Trust God (Prov 3:5,6-7), listen and follow top coaches that He places in your path.

If you are not a runner, look for and listen to mentors, parents, peers, etc whom God places in your path instead of accepting conventional wisdom focusing on mediocrity and limitations.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
Running on Faith Ministry Inc.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How Do We/YOU Repsond to SM Negativity?

I enjoy social media for keeping up with friends and family. Most of these posts vary in methods of humor and inspiration.

 However, I also see posts regarding the real and/or alleged weaknesses of others, mostly celebrities or a viral spread of someone's mistake(s).

While I can't speak for others, too often I want to respond to the mistakes and negativity similar to the Pharisee instead of the Tax Collector.

“Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. “The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself:
‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’"

“But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying,
‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’"

“I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:10–14, NASB95)

Negative posts, pictures, videos, links, etc remind me that others, like me, make mistakes missing the mark. I pray that I am much better at self-reflecting and responding, "God, be merciful to me, the sinner!"

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Indescribable Peace

  • Do you ever feel like you lack adequate time to complete each of your tasks and responsibilities?
  • Do you believe that you remain in control or feel anxiety or unsure about anything (everything)?
Whenever I experience this, often regularly, reading God's word in the Bible and spending time in prayer brings peace.

God's word and prayer (not excluding fellowship, praise, singing and worship) enables me--and you--to interact with God. This interaction includes reminding us of God's sovereignty and provision as well as convicting our sins and reminding us of His Grace (forgiveness of sins) thru the Lord Jesus Christ.

Indescribable and illogical Peace exceeding all human comprehension follows, the timing varies. Additionally, I am virtually always able to complete action items more efficiently.

Trust and seek God, always!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Distance, Speed and Age

After Sunday's fun 22-miler (, I ran 20 x 400 this morning with variable speeds. Yes, they hurt!
Running on Faith, I reached 14 to 16.2 MPH on virtually every acceleration--2X per lap, matching my top speed of 30 years ago.

God has placed amazing coaches and fellow runners in my path over the years who believed that I had decent speed for a distance runner.

Average to Above Average Coaches say, "You can't coach speed."
The great coaches say, "Here's how we will increase your speed..."

Whom do you seek to hear?
1 Kings 3:9 “So give Your servant an understanding (Lit. a hearing) heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

Whether in your personal and professional life, or evaluating national and global politics and economics, seek and obediently respond to the Lord. This includes those He places in your path.

To have faith and know His 'voice', read His word (Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Pray regularly "with an attitude of thanksgiving" and for the opportunity of others to share the gospel (Colossians 4:2-3).

Keep Running on Faith!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
Running on Faith Ministry Inc.
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