Run And Do Not Be Weary, Meditations By Apostle John Dean

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 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah  40:31 KJV)

Even though this scripture is fulfilled by daily walking with the Lord, one may still find himself getting tired and wondering what he is doing wrong. Sometimes just the thought of all of one’s responsibilities is enough to make you tired.

Going to work, taking out the trash, washing and servicing the cars, cutting the grass, taking care of all the needs of the kids, are only a few of one’s responsibilities. This list may increase or decrease depending on the size of one’s family.

Any true father or mother looks forward to doing all these things and even more for their family if they have the time and energy. However, how can one ‚Äúrun and not be weary‚ÄĚ while attempting to do all of the necessary things required in a family these days?

The other day as I was taking my walk, the Lord suddenly gave me the revelation on how to ‚Äúrun and not be weary.‚ÄĚ It seemed as though I had been trying to understand this scripture (Isa 40:31) with a natural mind rather than with a spiritual mind. Of course that will never work. Sometimes my spirit man must first understand and practice this scripture before there can be an out-working in my natural man.

Prayer and fellowship with God alone is the only thing that will help me ‚Äúrun and not be weary.‚ÄĚ It is only out of that spiritual strength that a renewing in my physical body can take place. If you will notice, Jesus was always renewed because He always spent time with the Father, and as the Bible says, He ‚Äúonly did what He saw the Father doing.‚ÄĚ

When we understand this concept, even taking out the trash will not be drudgery.


Help us to spend more time walking in the cool of the day with You so we will not grow weary in well doing. We thank You for trusting us with the responsibility of serving You as we serve our family. I thank You Father for trusting us with all of these responsibilities.



Apostle John Dean Copyright 2009 All Rights Reserved

Alliance International Ministries

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