Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/7/20

Scripture: Psalm 29

I enjoy the practice of giving thanks and continually finding something for which to be thankful as a habit to combat discontent and anxiety.

Another tool to fight these battles is to focus on the name of the Lord and His attributes of being all-powerful, all-present, and all-knowing.

This Psalm is full of characteristics of God that bring comfort in His “big-ness”.

1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. 11 May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

Journal: Write a prayer and thank the Lord for the comfort of his power, presence, and knowledge.

Move: Run day. Try a tempo run. Do a normal 3-5 mile run but add 10-12 minutes in the middle where you pick up the pace just out of your comfort zone.

{Beginner’s run #10: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 5 minute/walk 1 minute x5, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/6/20

Scripture: Mark 7

I’m writing this on Sunday morning, sitting home listening to our church service online, reading through Mark 7 for today’s post, when Pastor Brandon brings up Mark 7:18-23 (love it when that happens) :

18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

He talked about the fact that we are defiled, unclean, and in need of a Savior…everyone of us.

Jesus is the only one who does all things well. We all need Him to cleanse us. We can’t do it with our own “goodness”.

***Some versions of this chapter include verse 16. You’ll notice in the ESV that it’s missing, but it’s noted:

The Word of God is perfect and inerrant but the translations are tainted by human hands. I like the versions that are closest to the original text but the Lord uses the different versions to highlight the words and meanings for different people. He’s the one who give you ears to hear and eyes to see. He’s the one who brings His word to life and let’s it speak to the hearts of individuals in just the right way, at just the right time.

He does all things well.

Journal: Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear the truth.

Move: YouTube Tabata Workout 3

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/5/20

Scripture: Proverbs 7

One way to avoid temptation is to keep your eyes set on the Truth.

Memorize the Word, cling to it, let it be your refuge and your guide.

Teach this proverb to your sons. Teach them wisdom.

Journal: Write a prayer for the young men of our society. Pray that they will cling to wisdom and rise up to be God-fearing leaders among us.

Move: Rest, repeat, recover.

{Beginner’s run #9: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 5 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.