Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/20/20

Scripture: Acts 13:1-14:28

There is a lot of good preaching in these chapters. Paul, Barnabas, and others are on a mission and they’re stirring people up at every turn.

Many people are believing and rejoicing in Paul’s teaching, but the unbelieving Jews were not entertained.

They stoned Paul. They left him for dead.

“But when the disciples gathered about him, HE ROSE UP…AND ON THE NEXT DAY HE WENT ON.”

It’s mentioned so casually in the passage, but it’s an amazing picture of the fire in Paul’s soul that was leading him forward! He and the other disciples were a force for Jesus. They had the tools for the job.

All the disciples “were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 13:52).

Joy, the Holy Spirit, and other believers standing beside you. If you have those things, nothing can keep you down.


Journal: Write a prayer for people in this world who face real persecution for sharing the gospel. Thank the Lord that we can still worship freely here for now. Pray that the Church as a whole will stand strong together in joy and the Holy Spirit.


Move:

Today, let’s do a more specific interval run. Find a track or a half mile stretch of road. Run 800 meters (2 laps or .5 mile) and walk .25 mile. When you run, pick up the pace so you’re out of your comfort zone. The walk is your recovery. Do it 4 times.

{Beginner’s run #23: warm-up with a 5-minute walk, then run 20 minutes straight, then cool-down with a 5-minute walk.}


Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/13/20

Scripture: Acts 9:32-12:25

Jews against Gentiles was not the first and (obviously) not the last racial divide to hit our world.

Thankfully, God doesn’t follow our rules of division.

“As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),… To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Acts 10:36‭, ‬43

  • He is Lord of ALL!
  • EVERYONE who believes in him receives forgiveness.
  • ANYONE who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable.

All, everyone, anyone…by the boundless grace of Jesus.


Journal: Another chance to write thanksgivings to God for His grace to ALL. And write a prayer asking for peace amongst the races today fueled by this knowledge of His grace.


Move: FARTLEKS day! Take a run and add some spots of speed. Walk when you need to. Aim for another 3-5 miles.

{Beginner’s run #20: warm-up with a 5-minute walk, then run 8 minutes/walk 1 minute x3, then cool-down with a 5-minute walk.}


Peace through Jesus.

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/6/20

Scripture: Acts 9:1-31

When God has a plan nothing stands in His way.

He had a plan for Saul. He gave him a new name and a new identity.

No longer was he a persecutor of Christians, but a proclaimer of Christ.

That’s what Jesus does…He never let’s you stay the same.


Journal: This is another good chance to write a prayer of repentance. Are there any sins you’re holding on to…I know I have a few. Let’s let Jesus change us. Let’s do a u-turn like Paul and start living for Christ whole-heartedly.


Move: Hills day! Find a hill…run up…jog/walk down…repeat. Just like yesterday, don’t overthink it…just put on your shoes and go!

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


Praise the Lord, and just keep showing up!