Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/26/21

Scripture: John 2 and 3

Jesus came. He grew. He gathered disciples. He began to reveal His glory. He foretold his death and resurrection. He preached that man needed to be born again.

He understood man’s flesh, and He understood man’s spirit. He understood the Spirit.

11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

John 3:11-15

He knew He came to die. He did it for us. He loves us. He wants eternal life for us.

Believe in Him…be born again.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus’ love. Thank Him for His sacrifice. Never take it for granted.

Move: Let’s run! 3-4 miles. Go.

Beginner’s run program starts fresh today!

{Beginner’s run #1: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 1 minute/walk 1 minute x8, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/25/21

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2

14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Thanks be to God.

He leads us.

Don’t be afraid to follow where He leads, don’t be afraid to let others see Christ in you.

Flowers don’t bloom in order to go unnoticed. The color and scent of their blooms attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Then their pollen and seeds are carried to other flowers and other places, and more flowers are produced.

Bloom for Christ and let others be attracted to the Life in you.

He is sufficient.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving that God is sufficient to work through you. Pray for the lost people you encounter in your day.

Move: This workout is not as complicated as it appears. Set a timer for 7 minutes and do the jumping jacks, squats, and pushups, and then do the bicep and tricep exercises 25x each, then add in some 20 second cardio bursts. Just keep it moving, get the heart rate up, and work the bis/tris with the weights. You can do it.

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/24/21

Scripture: Job 2; Ecclesiastes 3

The book of Job is a tough read.

A righteous man is doing well in life, and then his whole world is swept out from under his feet. He was so beaten and bruised, and seemingly doomed, his wife told him he should curse God and die.

Yet “Job did not sin with his lips.”

That’s impressive.

His words “shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” reminded me of something my friend Karen told me about sharing with her 8th grade class the words to The Byrds song Turn! Turn! Turn!. She mentioned that parts of it were actually from the Bible, and told her students that things in life do actually come in seasons: some seasons are really, really good, and some are completely agonizing.

We, like Job, don’t get to see behind the scenes. (Would it have made it less painful for Job anyway?) And we, like Job, can hold on to God even if we don’t understand this season in our lives.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving. Even if you’re in a hard season of life find something to hold on to.

Move: Tabata time!

Follow me to YouTube tabata video #7!

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!