Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/9/21

Scripture: Galatians 5

Jesus Christ is all about faith and love.

It seems so simple yet our vision is often clouded, and our path often cluttered, so before we know it we’re down either a path of working for our salvation or living for our flesh.

You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion is not from him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

Galatians 5:7‭-‬9

Don’t you wish there was always someone else to blame when you lose focus? However, most often the only person to blame is ourselves. We open the door to peek out at temptations, or we let the lies of Satan saying our faith isn’t enough seep in through the cracks.

Jesus Christ is all about freedom from this torment!

This freedom is ours to glorify God with our lives, with our work, with our love for one another. It’s not to be twisted into a license for our flesh to take the wheel.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 5:13

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” That takes care of all the work we need to do. And we don’t even have to do that in our strength. We have the Spirit.

Faith in Jesus and walking in the Spirit is the key to our freedom:

Find freedom.

Journal: Write a prayer that you will walk in the Spirit. If you don’t really understand what that means, ask the Lord for wisdom and resources.

Move: Long run day. It doesn’t matter what your long run looks like. It could be 2 miles, it could be 22. Just spend some time with your feet on the ground.

{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 just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/8/21

Scripture: Mark 5

Jesus relates to different people in different ways. Sometimes we can see why and sometimes it’s a little perplexing.

He even relates to demons in different ways: The demons in this story didn’t want to be sent out of the country, so for some reason Jesus sends them into a herd of pigs. I don’t know why…Jesus had His own reasons I’m sure.

The man who had been possessed by the demons wanted to go along with Jesus, like the disciples had been asked to do, but Jesus told him to go home instead…Again, I’m sure Jesus had his reasons.

As He was on His way to heal a little girl a woman touched His garment and she was healed. Her faith made her well, and He sent her away in peace. Jesus had His reasons for her too.

The little girl died before Jesus got there, He knew this, and told them, “Do not fear, only believe.” He came to her, and raised her up. Then He told the them to not tell anyone. He had reasons.

Jesus has His reasons. We may not always understand. All He asks of us is to not fear, only believe.

Journal: Write a prayer submitting to Jesus’ reasoning. Pray for faith to believe.

Move: From my Pinterest board… some of my favorite yoga stretches:

I saved this one on Pinterest a long time ago…didn’t realize there would be a new reason to want your own pew. Ha.

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/7/21

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5

2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night…

11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Live in peace with one another:

  • Admonish the idle
  • Encourage the fainthearted
  • Help the weak
  • Be patient with them all

Are you bold or fainthearted?

Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Luke 22:32 – “…but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

  • Rejoice always
  • Pray without ceasing
  • Give thanks in all circumstances

“Hold fast what is good”

23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving…you can’t do this often enough.

Move: Hill or interval day. Just break up a normal run with bursts up a hill or speedy segments between mailboxes. Get creative.

{Beginner’s run #8: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.