Daily Reflections

A Capacity for More

August 14, 2021 Kristie Anyabwile

I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart! —Psalm 119:32

At one period in my life, I had the goal to run a 10K. But in order to run a 10K, you have to start with a 5K. You’ve got to start down the block!

There was a point where I literally couldn’t run from one end of a block to the next. As I started training and developing the habit of running every day, I found that not only could I run a block, but I could run half a mile, and then a whole mile, and then a 5K. If you had asked me months earlier, “Kristie, do you want to run this 5K with me?” I would have said, “No! I cannot and I will not!”

But through the discipline of running daily, the Lord enlarged my physical heart to give me more capacity for running. I think that same analogy works in relation to the Bible: the more we spend time in God’s Word, the more we “run in the way of His commands.” He gives us capacity for more!

Make it Personal

What goal could you set for your daily time in God’s Word to help you “enlarge your heart”?