Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/6/21

Scripture: Hebrews 3 and 4

This verse and chapters always make me think of my friend Crystal. She did a talk at a women’s event we had at church and she taught from this passage. She pointed out that if the Bible repeats itself, we better take note.

The quote from the picture above is in Hebrews 3:7-8; 3:15; 4:7, and is quoted from Psalm 95:7-8.

When David writes these words in the Psalms he’s expanding on the story of Israel’s rebellion in the wilderness and the fact that they weren’t allowed to enter God’s rest in the promised land.

In Hebrews we’re encouraged anew because the promise of God’s rest (though revoked as punishment for Israel’s rebellion) is actually still standing if we do not “fall by the same sort of disobedience” (Heb. 4:11).

This is the true sabbath rest. It’s an eternal rest that we can enjoy now.

11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Heb. 4:11-16

Today, if you hear His voice, do not rebel, but approach His throne with confidence, and take your rest in Him.

Journal: I recently listened to a podcast with an interview of Tauren Wells, the musician/song writer. He spoke of Sabbath rest and how it’s so humbling. We have to rest in God everyday…realizing that all our hard work does not make the world spin, God does. Have a listen and write a prayer to God in response to these scriptures:

(Links to Spotify)

Move: Here are a couple more of my old pins. First, a little cutesy motivation:

And then the real work:

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/5/21

Scripture: Acts 15:36-18:22

Five times in these chapters the missionaries are invited into peoples’ homes:

  • Lydia’s (16:15)
  • Philippian jailer’s (16:34)
  • Jason’s (17:5)
  • Priscilla and Aquila’s (18:3)
  • Justus’ (18:7)

The gospel Paul was preaching was constantly under attack, but these people took him and his message into their homes, guarded it, shared it with their families, and sent it and the missionaries back out with encouragement!

We can follow their example.

Whether it’s actual missionaries (that would include any Jesus follower who cares to share the gospel), or the Word of God and the message of the gospel itself, we should bring these people and those words into our homes. We should teach these things to our children and our extended families. We should send each other out in encouragement to keep living lives of active faith.

  • Protect the Gospel as you would any precious belonging.
  • Cherish it in your homes.
  • Take a stand in your home for the Word of God.
  • And make a difference in the world outside.

Journal: Write out some ideas to have more of the Word in your home: family devotion time, times of thanksgiving at meals, challenges for reading the Bible or sharing with others. What ideas do you have?

Move: Hill repeats today! Find a hill that will take you about 1 minute to climb. Run (or walk fast) up it and walk down 4 times!

{Beginner’s run #5: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 3 minute/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.} it’s a day of reprieve.

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/4/21

Scripture: Psalm 3

We all have those days when we feel like the whole world is against us.

These are good days to shut off the Instagram and Facebook and focus more on prayer and worship.

  • Read your Bible.
  • Journal.
  • Turn on worship music you really enjoy.
  • PRAY!

The Lord is your shield…He will lift your head…He will sustain you.

Journal: Write down your worries, cover them in prayer.

Move: A run is also a good remedy to a hard day…and a good start to any day. Go run (or run/walk) a few prayerful miles.

{Beginner’s run #4: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 3 minute/walk 1 minute x5, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!