Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 9/7/20

Scripture: Deuteronomy 9

This chapter is a very backward pep talk!

Moses is reminding Israel of the kind of people they’re going to meet on the other side of the Jordan:

“Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and fortified up to heaven, a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’

Deuteronomy 9:1‭-‬2

This is no “You can do it!” speech. This is a “You CANNOT do this” speech. This is a “God alone can do this” speech.

And then Moses takes it further by reminding Israel that the Lord isn’t going to give them the land because they’ve earned it or deserve it.

No, they do not deserve. No, they have not earned it. He’s doing it to fulfill His promise:

“Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you. Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Deuteronomy 9:4‭-‬5

He’s a God of deliverance and a God who keeps promises. We don’t deserve His grace and mercy, but thankfully that’s the purpose of grace and mercy: Getting what we don’t deserve (salvation), and not getting what we do deserve (death).

Trust Him to go before you…He makes a way.

Journal: Write a prayer thanking the Lord for His grace and mercy.

Move: YouTube Tabata Workout 11

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/21/20

Scripture: Daniel 7

Reading about the end times can be confusing and maybe scary.

Of course, present day can also be confusing and sometimes scary.

Even Daniel’s spirit became “anxious” and he was alarmed by the visions he was seeing (vs.15).

We just have to hold on to this promise:

And like Daniel, keep the matter in our hearts (vs.28).

Journal: Pray for peace in your spirit about the things present and the things to come.

Move: Run some hill intervals today. Set a timer for 15 minutes and go up and down at your own pace.

{Beginner’s run #16: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 7 minute/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 6/26/20

Scripture: Daniel 6

Rulers and authorities come and go. Laws of countries are always changing. The standards of the world are always shifting.

God’s authority never fades.

God’s law is final and complete.

God’s standard is a firm foundation.

Daniel knew that a decree had been signed that made it illegal for him to pray to God. He also knew that his God had more authority than the king. He prayed to God as usual. He stood courageously in his faith.

And it paid off. In the end King Darius proclaimed:

26 I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end. 27 He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”

God saves. God wins.

Journal: Write a prayer to God thanking Him for your freedom to pray.

Move: From Pinterest!

Praise the Lord, and just show up.