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: 6/9/20

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6

ALL your heart.

ALL your soul.

ALL your strength.

Where do you spend your energy? How much do you waste worrying, arguing, holding bitterness, trying to control what you can’t, or trying to ignore it all?

Turn your attention to things of the Lord. Spend your energy on a relationship with God. If we walk with God, and see the world through His lens, we will know how to love others, we will know how to answer hard questions or how to accept not knowing every answer. We will live in peace.

Be consumed.

Journal: Write a prayer submitting your household to the Lord.

Move: Let’s do another tabata run: run to warmup then do 20 seconds of faster running, 10 seconds of recovery jogging/walking, repeat 8 times. Take a minute to recover as needed and repeat the process!

{Beginner’s run #22: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 9 minute/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 6/4/20

Scripture: Deuteronomy 31 and 32 (Moses’ song)

This is written to the people of Israel before they entered the promised land, but we, as believers and His adopted children, can still apply it:

We can be “strong and courageous” when we step out in faith with God. No doubt, no fear! He will not forsake us!

However, there is a flip side. If you go against God, you go alone. Here, there should be fear:

16 The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, ‘Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?’ 18 But I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they will do, for they will turn to other gods.

God wants good for us, but like a good Father He does not reward evil behavior.

This world can be confusing when evil seems to triumph and good is seemingly squashed. We have to look beyond. We need to cry to God:

3 “For I proclaim the name of the LORD; Ascribe greatness to our God!4 “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

He hears us, He sees us, He already sent Jesus to rescue us once and for all, and He will come again with justice and power:

39 ‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

Go with God.

Journal: Copy down parts of the song of Moses from chapter 32.

Move: Run 3-5 miles just for fun.🙂

{Beginner’s run #20: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 8 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.