"I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel his pleasure." - Eric Liddell
The first time that I saw "Chariots of Fire" was early in January. I watched the majority of it while exercising on the treadmill. Never has a movie so inspired me while running, and I really like period pieces. Maybe its the clothing, or maybe the romance of a time gone by.
I almost stumbled at the end, when Eric Liddell said the quote above. It pretty much brought me to tears: the kind of tears that you experience when God opens something up to you, that you might not have ever thought about before. God had a purpose for Eric Liddell's life: he would bring Gods word to China where, ultimately, he would be killed. However, God also gave Eric a gift: Speed. And that gift was not squandard or wasted. But rather, recognized for the gift that it was; recognizing that using this gift ultimately gives pleasure back to the gift giver.
Do you use your gifts?