Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/14/21

Scripture: Ruth 1

This part of Ruth’s story is about more than dedication or commitment, it’s about a new identity.

She was more than just Ruth the Moabite, Naomi’s daughter-in-law, she put her whole identity into Naomi’s people and Naomi’s God. She didn’t go back to her old life, she chose to walk a new path.

That’s how my true journey with Jesus began back in the seventh grade. I had to make a decision…keep walking the goofy, self-serving, lonely road with my peers, or put my whole self into Jesus and His purpose. Thankfully I found my identity in Jesus at that time. I became a new person.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving for your identity in Christ.

Write prayers for your children if you have them. Pray they’ll choose to follow Him too, and that they’ll have spouses and family that do the same.

Move: Today is gym day! This is a tough workout and really requires a gym, but don’t be dismayed…scroll down for other options:

Home circuit:

  • Jump rope 1 minute (you can fake it)
  • 12 pushups
  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • 12 donkey kicks each leg
  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • 12 dumbbell tricep extensions
  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • 12 dumbbell squats
  • Jump rope 3 minutes
  • 20 crunches or sit-ups

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/13/21

Scripture: 1 John 1

I’m gonna turn this chapter upside down:

1. Confess our sins. If we say we haven’t sinned, we’re calling Jesus a liar. Harsh. (Vs. 9-10)

2. Be cleansed of our sins. If we say we have none, we’re lying to ourselves. Yikes. (Vs. 7-8)

3. Have fellowship with Him. If we say we do, but we’re living in darkness, we lie. Ouch. (Vs. 6)

Nobody likes to be called out, but this is a matter of life and death. Believe in Jesus, confess your sins, and live in the light. Eternity is on the line.

During our Christmas Eve service at church last month we were passing the candlelight from one wick to another around the room. Before it got to me I was struck with sadness for those who never hear the truth. As I was standing with my unlit candle I thought, “What if no one ever told me about Jesus? What if I had to live in darkness?” And my heart broke. I know I’ve missed chances to bring light to others, and I’m sorry. Let’s keep passing the light.

Call others out of darkness, and call them into the truth.

Journal: If you haven’t done it before, write out your testimony…the story of how you came to know Jesus. Your story is the ultimate tool in sharing Jesus with others.

Move: You can do this workout at home…it’s only 10 minutes:

Link to YouTube: Tabata video #2

Let your light shine!

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/12/21

Scripture: Mark 1

Mark covers a lot of ground in his first chapter. He quotes from Isaiah, who introduces John the Baptist, who proclaims the coming of Jesus, and then BAM! Jesus is on scene and on a mission.

John had told them to “prepare the road” and “clear the way” for a good reason…Jesus had work to do!

Make sure you’re keeping the way clear for Jesus to continue doing His work through you.

Jesus wants you to follow His way. Don’t let anything hold you back or trip you up. Don’t let worries of the world and a constant need for busyness clutter your heart and mind and make you ineffective as a fisher of men.

Prepare the way for the gospel today.

Journal: Write a prayer dedicating your time and energy to the Lord today.

Move: If you ran yesterday, then take a rest today.

If you’ve missed a workout (or two, or three) then go back and make up a workout from earlier in the week. You don’t have to quit just because you missed a day…consistency takes practice.

From yesterday: {Beginner’s run #6: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.}

Give yourself and those around you an extra dose of grace today.

Praise the Lord and keep showing up!