Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/8/20

Scripture: Deuteronomy 7

God is faithful.

He wanted Israel to be faithful to Him.  He wants us to he faithful to Him.

He chose Israel as His people. He chooses us as His people.

He wanted them to be separate from the other nations and their gods and their ways. He wants us to be separate from the world and it’s gods and it’s ways.

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

John 17:14-19

He wanted Israel to go in and kill the physical enemy. He wants us to kill the spiritual enemy by sharing the Truth with other.

Good article by John Piper about being sent into the world.

Journal: Write a prayer asking the Lord to show you how to be in the world yet separate…how to share the truth while not being taken down by lies.

Move: A dumbbell workout.  2 sets of 15-20 reps each:

  • Wide squat
  • Bicep curl
  • Bent row
  • Narrow squat
  • Skullcrusher
  • Shoulder press
  • Neutral stance squat

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/7/20

Scripture: Psalm 29

I enjoy the practice of giving thanks and continually finding something for which to be thankful as a habit to combat discontent and anxiety.

Another tool to fight these battles is to focus on the name of the Lord and His attributes of being all-powerful, all-present, and all-knowing.

This Psalm is full of characteristics of God that bring comfort in His “big-ness”.

1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever. 11 May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!

Journal: Write a prayer and thank the Lord for the comfort of his power, presence, and knowledge.

Move: Run day. Try a tempo run. Do a normal 3-5 mile run but add 10-12 minutes in the middle where you pick up the pace just out of your comfort zone.

{Beginner’s run #10: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 5 minute/walk 1 minute x5, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/6/20

Scripture: Mark 7

I’m writing this on Sunday morning, sitting home listening to our church service online, reading through Mark 7 for today’s post, when Pastor Brandon brings up Mark 7:18-23 (love it when that happens) :

18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

He talked about the fact that we are defiled, unclean, and in need of a Savior…everyone of us.

Jesus is the only one who does all things well. We all need Him to cleanse us. We can’t do it with our own “goodness”.

***Some versions of this chapter include verse 16. You’ll notice in the ESV that it’s missing, but it’s noted:

The Word of God is perfect and inerrant but the translations are tainted by human hands. I like the versions that are closest to the original text but the Lord uses the different versions to highlight the words and meanings for different people. He’s the one who give you ears to hear and eyes to see. He’s the one who brings His word to life and let’s it speak to the hearts of individuals in just the right way, at just the right time.

He does all things well.

Journal: Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear the truth.

Move: YouTube Tabata Workout 3

Praise the Lord, and just show up.