What drives us….

So Zac and I have had some great runs the last couple of days. Today, we made the fun, and hilly trek from Santa Maria over to Pismo Beach. We had our first run along today, as our amazing friend and host for the last couple days Daniel joined us for the run and got a little peek into our daily routine as we ran along Pacific Coast Highway. Zac and I have once again upped the pace and the mileage that we run each day as we are becoming stronger and more used to the miles. As we stood and stretched in quiet solace at Pismo, the early afternoon lull was abruptly shattered by the shrill combination of an overused horn blasting and girls screaming at the top of their lungs. From one adventure to another, we were quickly wisked away to the Cal Poly SLO. We are being blessed in so many ways, from one pool of hospitality to another, Zac and I are getting opportunity after opportunity to share the love of our Lord as we are having grace raining on us every day!

Zac and I get asked a lot , “What is the most awe inspiring thing you have seen or encountered?” I’ll be completely honest with you guys, that is truly a hard thing to say. Zac and I don’t understand how we are here. We don’t understand how we got thing planned. We don’t understand why we were even able to toe the border at Mexico. We don’t understand why so many people came to see us off from our bon voyage party, and we especially don’t understand how we could have come this far. Zac and I can say without doubt or reprieve, God has brought us here. He always endures, and He always perseveres. When I get letters of encouragement, and emails, and facebook messages of people telling me how they have been encouraged, I finally realized why I feel the way I feel when they say these things. I feel as though people are thanking us for something we have not done. If would be if someone just came up to you on the street and said, “The way you are living your life right now encourages me to seek God more.” I am more fully understanding the calling God has called us to. We are simply vessels for His Glory! I feel as though I am just doing what I was asked to do. But God is using it to change people! Fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, make yourselves living sacrifices! John Wesley once said (and I am sorry I know I am harshly paraphrasing),”Give me 100 men who desire nothing but God and hate nothing but sin, and I will show you a force that will shake the gates of hell and bring the Kingdom of God to earth!” We love you guys, keep praying, God Bless!

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5 thoughts on “What drives us….

  1. Hey guys! I know you have no clue who I am, but a friend of mine, Annalise, came and told me about your summer plan and I thought it would be best if I would google “bless the coast” and see what you were all about. Looks awesome! Love what you’re doing!

    Annalise had mentioned that you were maybe not completely sure where you would be staying along the way, and that’s what my purpose in commenting is for…There’s a site called couchsurfing.com. My husband and I have been participating for about a year now as hosts and have loved it! If you want to meet some locals and have even more opportunities to bless people you should definitely get on the site, create a profile and start crashing on random peoples couches – it’s fully awesome!

    Wishing you the best! Enjoy the runnin’ and go at it strong! We’ll look out for you as we plan to road trip the coast this summer.

    Grace and Peace
    Mike and Melissa

  2. Paul,

    I think of you often during the day and pray for your endurance.

    Keep pressing on toward the goal (Phil 3:14)

    -Brett

  3. Gentlemen:
    Truly an amazing adventure. It delights my soul with each passage you guys write. Thank You. Paul you are a great son and an even greater brother in Christ.
    See you soon.
    Dad

  4. Hi guys, your entries are so fun to read. The name of the run, BlesstheCoast, was I am sure such a big idea to think about. Bless the Coast? it is a huge stretch of land. But HOW COOL is it to see entries and comments from all over the place. You are doing what you felt God leading you to do and now He is taking that so much farther then you ever imagined. WAY BEYOND THE COAST.
    keeping praying, keep running, keep blessing.
    Uncle Philip

  5. Young men, following your entries and progress up the coast challenges me to examine what MY faith in Christ has freed me to do. I enjoy reading of the divine encounters brought along your path and ask that God open my eyes to those that He brings to me.
    I want to share two verses in II Corinthians 4:15,16
    “…the grace that is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away (tired, sore muscles, growling stomachs, blistered feet, sunburned skin) yet our inner man is being renewed day by day”.

    I pray God’s blessing on you, that in addition to the renewing of your inner man, He also will sustain your physical bodies as you continue to lift His light along the coast.

    Blessings,
    Mark

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