Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 6/25/20

Scripture: 1 Chronicles 17

David wanted to build a house for the Lord. It seemed like a good idea, and he seemed to have the right motivation to do so, but the Lord said no anyway.

David didn’t force the issue. He accepted the word of the Lord and was thankful for what the Lord would do instead.

When God revealed His future plans to David through the prophet Nathan, David “found courage to pray” (vs.25). We have the Lord’s revealed word available to us all the time in the Bible.

His perfect plan is laid out before us. We may not know every detail but we can trust in the goodness of God.

Read God’s word, know it, pray it, and hold it close to your heart! Let it continue to give you courage to pray.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving to God for his revealed word.

Move: Run, walk, move.

{Beginner’s run #5: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 3 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 6/18/20

Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16

It’s easy to get beat down by the overwhelming amount of bad news. It’s easy to feel discouraged and hopeless and to forget all that the Lord has done. There’s never a time to not give thanks.

Give thanks to God today. Thank Him for who He is, for what He’s done, for what He’s doing, and for what He’s going to do.

11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! 12 Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered…

“He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.”

25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods. 26 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”

32 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! 33 Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

35 Say also: “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!

Journal: Copy all or part of David’s song of thanks.

Move: Run 3-5 miles.

{Beginner’s run #2: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 2 minutes/walk 1 minute x6, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.