Morning Run Thoughts

So, I went for an early morning run the other day (6:30am #justsaying). It was my first run in months and not long into it, I stopped. Not because of my unbelievable lack of fitness at the time or even due to another unexpected injury. It was, in fact, to soak up the amazing sound of silence – pure, unbridled, silence. Peace! The only thing I could hear were birds singing sweetly in the background. Add to this the sound of busy little creatures that buzzed and hovered over the long dewy grass, and this made waking up so early so worthwhile. As I paused, stretched and took in this beautiful scene, I was reminded of a promise in the bible that God makes to look after all his creatures, not just the birds and the bees, but also you and me.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

(Matthew 6:26)

This verse got me thinking about the things that I worry about everyday, such as money, food, job security, impressing friends, etc. I was reminded in this moment of how trivial and short sighted these worries are in the big picture of life. God promises to provide our every need (Philippians 4:19). He may not give us what we want, but he will give us what we need. This life is short and fragile, like a drop in the vast ocean, and in some things we have little control. Money, success and a good name can only bring us passing happiness. Once we have it, we only want more and are never satisfied. Think for a moment of the countless celebrities and famous people who in the eyes of the world have “made it” but in and of themselves they are not satisfied? The bible speaks of laying our treasures in heaven, where thieves won’t break in or steal; a place which does not perish, spoil or fade (1 Peter 1:4).

“Where our treasure is, there our hearts will be also”

(Matthew 6:21)

I do hope that these simple thoughts challenge you to think about where you are investing your treasures and placing your confidence for the future. Whether its in a good pension scheme, physical/material things, good looks, friends or even family, non of these things go with us when we die. I would personally recommend Jesus, or at least a thorough investigation of his claims in the bible to be the Son of God (I’d recommend Luke and John’s gospels to begin). I’ve heard it said before that Jesus could only be one of three things, 1. Lunatic 2. Liar 3. The Son of God. What do you have to lose from investigating?

Happy reading..

Peace 😀

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

P.s. As for my run, well, let’s just say that didn’t last long once I paused. I have run twice since then and gone a couple of miles each time without stopping (which I was chuffed about). So there is promise there. Perseverance is the lesson I’m learning through this.

7 Month Review: July 2015

The Shard, London

..And we’re into the second half of the year. Where is 2015 disappearing to? As ever, thank you so much for supporting and encouraging me through this first ever blogging adventure. Every time I have a conversation with someone about my blog, I’m really humbled to know that you’re still engaging with it and (sometimes) even finding it thought provoking. Thanks for all the comments, likes, shares, follows, encouraging conversations and more.

If you are new to Reposed Thought, welcome! My monthly reviews simply list all blog posts from the past month making it easier to find your favourite recent bits. Here is July’s edition. If you want to see other reviews, either type ‘review’ in the search bar or use the search by category tab and click ‘monthly review’ to find out more. Thanks again and God bless. Gome 🙂

All Posts (July 12 – August 12, 2015)

  • Tunes of the moment (14 July) – A few of my favourite songs at the moment. At the time of posting, I had been listening to these songs on repeat while doing design work. #absolutebangers

  • Drumming: A new adventure (24 July) – My personal reflections on the past year and half as a first time drummer. I’ve really enjoyed playing so far and I’m keen to develop further.

  • Jimmy Dean Quote (01 Aug) – Interesting thoughts about bringing about ‘change’ from this late American country music singer.

  • Tales of Insecurity – Short Poem (10 Aug) – A brief poem taken from the perspective of a persons internal dialogue about their struggles of anxiety and insecurity.

  • Cornish Sunset Photography (10 Aug) – Photos of an incredibly dramatic sunset taken in the lovely county of Cornwall, South West England.

Cornish Sunset Photography

Dramatic, expressive, enthralling, awesome, paint brush sunset in Cornwall, South West England. Photos taken on the A30 and at Gwithian beach near St. Ives.

“Let the heavens declare the Glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1)

Tales of Insecurity – Short Poem

Tales of insecurity, my mind is weighing in on me.

A passing statement made. The words linger on and cripple me.

What did they even mean by that? And why said in that tone?

I dialogue internally to calculate my wrongs.

Anxiety lies over me, like fresh snowfall on mountain peaks.

No matter how I shovel it, for days it will lie over me.

And when it does, my heart rate shoots up and gets me flustered,

I feel a mess and feel trapped, like trying to swim through custard.

“He’s looking at me funny!” Or “She laughed in my direction!”

My over-active self-conscience, my hearts endless inspection.

In search of inner bliss, my own thoughts I try ignore,

Like pushing bills off to the side, the pile will only grow.

A slow steady drip of sweat, slowly lines my brow,

And as I wipe my weary face, the sweat drenches my towel,

My thoughts like cards I hold close, to try not to expose,

As still I journey in my quest, to find inner repose.

©2015, by Gome

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

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