Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/16/21

Scripture: Acts 3:1-5:42

Last week we talked about the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts. This week we get to see His power in action.

Peter and John are on mission…healing and teaching.

Meanwhile, the church is flourishing, and they “had everything in common.”

Then two people are killed for lying to God. (This is recieved as a message confirming God’s authority, power, and the fact that He is to be feared.)

The wonders and signs continue, and the church grows.

Then the apostles are thrown in prison, but quickly released by an angel of God.

They go right back to work.

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Acts 5:29‭-‬32

Unstoppable.

The same power is available for us:

  • By salvation in Jesus.
  • By the Holy Spirit given to us.
  • By praying for boldness.
  • By fearing God rather than men.

Journal: Write a prayer for boldness like the people of the early church did (4:29).


Move: Run fartleks. (Remember that’s just a funny name for speed play.)

Warmup with 5 minutes to 1 mile easy jogging then pick a point and run to it fast, run slow for 1- 5 minutes (or another visual point), and then run fast again. Keep repeating. I do this for 5 miles.

{Beginner’s run #8: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.} -yes, easier than yesterday.


Be unstoppable.

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/9/21

Scripture: Acts 1-2:47

God’s plan continues. He knew they would kill His Son. He knew His Son would overcome death. He knew we would need a Helper.

He sent us His Spirit.

If you’re a believer, you know Him. He has been your helper. If not, call on God. Do it now. Recognize that you NEED Him. Admit that you can never be good enough to earn heaven. We all sin. Jesus didn’t.

Let Him be your Savior and the Spirit be your Helper.


Journal: If you have any doubt of your salvation then write a prayer to God repenting of your sins and asking Jesus to save you. Ask for the Spirit to come into your life.

If you’re already following Christ, write a prayer of thanksgiving for His Spirit, and repent of sins that may be hindering His work in your life.

*** I’m sure you’ve noticed that the scripture links at the top take you to blueletterbible.org. This is a great resource for further Bible study. Use the tools to dig deeper: find cross-references, Greek/Hebrew word definitions, and much more.***


Move: Let’s go run! It’s interval day. Today find a hill, any hill, and run up it as fast as you can!

Technicalities:

  • Warmup for 5 min with an easy jog (or 1-2 miles easy).
  • Run 10-20 seconds up the hill.
  • Turn walking/jogging down to recover for 60-90 seconds.
  • Repeat 4-10 times!

{Beginner’s run #5: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 3 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.} ***yes, this is easier than yesterday’s run. It’s good to take a day to step back and let your training really sink in.***

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 4/2/20

Scripture: Acts 27-28 (finishing Acts!)

Paul was on the last leg of his journey.

While they attempted to sail toward Rome they faced storms so violent and so on-going that the sailors and passengers soon lost hope of survival:

20 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.

But Paul had a message from God (as usual) and he was ready to encourage the men.

22 Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23 For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, 24 and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’

Be like Paul.

Be the person who has a message of encouragement in the midst of life’s storms.

Where do you get that message???

***Sunday school answer alert!***

Read your Bible and pray.

Walk daily with the Lord in the Word and in prayer and when the rough times, days, or moments come upon you or others you’ll be ready with a word (or an action) to help.

From Relying on the Power of the Spirit devotional by Elizabeth George:

  • Make the most of negative situations
  • Do something useful
  • Serve God; Serve others
  • Step forward

Journal: List some people you can serve. Start with your family. Pray for them and then take action where action is needed.


Move: Find a 3-4 mile route that has at least 3-4 hills of any size. Run it and surge up the hills.

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


Praise the Lord and keep showing up!