Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 4/2/20

Scripture: Acts 27-28 (finishing Acts!)

Paul was on the last leg of his journey.

While they attempted to sail toward Rome they faced storms so violent and so on-going that the sailors and passengers soon lost hope of survival:

20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.

But Paul had a message from God (as usual) and he was ready to encourage the men.

22 Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, 24 and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’

Be like Paul.

Be the person who has a message of encouragement in the midst of life’s storms.

Where do you get that message???

***Sunday school answer alert!***

Read your Bible and pray.

Walk daily with the Lord in the Word and in prayer and when the rough times, days, or moments come upon you or others you’ll be ready with a word (or an action) to help.

From Relying on the Power of the Spirit devotional by Elizabeth George:

  • Make the most of negative situations
  • Do something useful
  • Serve God; Serve others
  • Step forward

Journal: List some people you can serve. Start with your family. Pray for them and then take action where action is needed.

Move: Find a 3-4 mile route that has at least 3-4 hills of any size. Run it and surge up the hills.

{Beginner’s run #17: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 7 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 4/1/20

Scripture: James 4

We can be friends with the world or friends with God…not both.

Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 

Vs. 4

God wants us to choose Him.

Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?

Vs. 5

I like the next line:

But he gives more grace. 

Vs. 6

Unlimited grace.

  • Submit yourselves to God
  • Resist the devil
  • Draw near to God
  • Cleanse your hands
  • Purify your hearts
  • Be wretched and mourn and weep
  • Humble yourselves before the Lord.

Come close.

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

We never know what a day may bring forth.

“If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 

Vs. 15

He is in control.

Come close to Him.

Journal: Write a prayer submitting your day to God. Submit tomorrow to Him too… and the next day. Submit your plan to His. Let His will be your will.

Move: Get outside and go for a run today. 3-4 miles. Run/walk as needed.

{Beginner’s run #16: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 7 minute/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/31/20

Scripture: 2 Timothy 3 and 4

1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

2 “For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God”

5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

14 “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

  • preach the word
  • be ready in season and out of season
  • reprove
  • rebuke
  • exhort…

…with complete patience and teaching.

  • be sober-minded
  • endure suffering
  • do the work of an evangelist
  • fulfill your ministry

Fight the good fight.

Finish the race.

Keep the faith.

Journal: Write a prayer for endurance in hard times.

Move: Grab some dumbbells or soup cans…

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.