Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/26/21

Scripture: Acts 21:17-26:32

Paul was not backing down. He had been lead this far by the Spirit, and he was set to finish his course.  He wanted his message to be heard because he wanted others to know Christ and the power of the Spirit the way he did.

This is from a devotional by Elizabeth George, Relying on the Power of the Spirit:

Follow Paul’s example by being obedient to God. Obedience puts us in position for:

  • God’s presence.
  • God’s protection.
  • God’s placement.

Do things God’s way and let the message of Christ be made known.

Journal: Write a prayer thanking God for His Spirit and that you can rely on Him. Pray that you’ll always be obedient.

Move: Run 3 miles at a pace you’d like to run a 10k race. Try not to walk.

{Beginner’s run #14: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 6 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/19/21

Scripture: Acts 19-21:16

Paul’s life is a picture of perseverance.

He was all in, all the time.

“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Acts 20:18-21

When he gave his life to Christ, he REALLY gave it all! His only goal was to finish his course and complete the mission he received from Jesus.

The way we run our course will look different from how Paul ran his. Our run will not look the same as our neighbor’s.

If you ever see a group of runners notice that each person has a unique running form. They may all be running the same direction, but their arms swing a certain way, their hips might dip, their knees may knock, or their feet turn out. What they have in common: they’re all making progress.

In the same way, our lives will never look exactly like another believer’s, but as followers of Christ our goal should be the same.

Love others, share the gospel, and let His name be glorified in everything we do.

Finish the race.

Journal: Write a prayer for perseverance like Paul.

Move: Today, run 3 miles at a pace that you would hope to run a 10k race.

{Beginner’s run #11: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 5 minute/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.} ***easier day***

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 3/12/21

Scripture: Acts 18:24-28

Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

Acts 18:24-28

Apollos was teaching what he knew. He was eloquent and competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed well. He was fervent in spirit and spoke accurately, but he was missing some information.

Priscilla and Aquila kindly told him the rest of the story. Then off he went! He was able to continue helping the believers by refuting the unbelieving Jews.

Take your knowledge of God and share it with others. Help other people understand His word better. If you need help understanding find someone who is wise and well-instructed, someone who loves the Lord above all, and ask them for help. No one knows all the answers, but God’s word does give us what we need to know.

Rely on the Spirit, be thankful for His grace, believe His word, and share it.

Journal: Write a prayer and ask God to teach you through His Word and to send people into your life to teach you and some that you may teach. Thank Him for those who have helped you understand scripture.

Move: Let’s run hills again! Go to that same hill as last week (a hill that will take you about 1 minute to climb) and run up it 5 times this week! Walk down each time to recover.

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

Praise the Lord, and just show up!