Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/15/21

Scripture: Jeremiah 1

The Lord had a plan for Jeremiah. Even BEFORE he was formed in his mother’s womb the Lord knew him and had this plan for him.

The plan wasn’t easy! Jeremiah’s mission was a hard one. I’m sure he was afraid, but God comforts him:

“Do not be afraid of them,

for I am with you to deliver you,

declares the LORD.” -vs.8

It’s the same for us. God has a plan for us, He knows us (always has), and He’s with us every step of the way.

This is an excerpt from a Charles Stanley devotional about God’s will I was just reading:

God’s determined (sovereign) will is what will absolutely be done … His inevitable, unchangeable, purposeful, and comprehensive plans which will bring Him great praise and glory. We must understand that God doesn’t make these types of plans exclusively for world events or nations. He also makes such plans for you and me (Ps. 139:16). In Ephesians 2:10, the Bible reveals that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” The Lord actively prepares each of us for certain assignments and gives us unique gifts with which to make an impact on this world for Him (1 Cor. 12:7). 

The same God who was with Jeremiah is with us too. Let’s take comfort in His plan and courage in His power. He is sovereign!

Journal: The Lord knows you, so don’t be afraid to confess your fears to Him. Write them down and let Him comfort you and give you courage.

Also, write a prayer for unborn babies and their mothers. The Lord sees them and loves them. Pray that they have comfort and courage as well.

Move: Run. 3-5 miles is the goal today.

{Beginner’s run #7: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x5, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.}

And spend some time stretching…here are some good stretches I snagged from Pinterest:

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/12/21

Scripture: Mark 1

Mark covers a lot of ground in his first chapter. He quotes from Isaiah, who introduces John the Baptist, who proclaims the coming of Jesus, and then BAM! Jesus is on scene and on a mission.

John had told them to “prepare the road” and “clear the way” for a good reason…Jesus had work to do!

Make sure you’re keeping the way clear for Jesus to continue doing His work through you.

Jesus wants you to follow His way. Don’t let anything hold you back or trip you up. Don’t let worries of the world and a constant need for busyness clutter your heart and mind and make you ineffective as a fisher of men.

Prepare the way for the gospel today.

Journal: Write a prayer dedicating your time and energy to the Lord today.

Move: If you ran yesterday, then take a rest today.

If you’ve missed a workout (or two, or three) then go back and make up a workout from earlier in the week. You don’t have to quit just because you missed a day…consistency takes practice.

From yesterday: {Beginner’s run #6: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.}

Give yourself and those around you an extra dose of grace today.

Praise the Lord and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 4/13/20

Scripture: Psalm 4

“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!

You have given me relief when I was in distress.

Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?

How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah

3 But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;

the LORD hears when I call to him.

4 Be angry, and do not sin;

ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

5 Offer right sacrifices,

and put your trust in the LORD.

6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?

Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”

7 You have put more joy in my heart

than they have when their grain and wine abound.

8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;

for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

The Lord is good to us. He provides safety and comfort for us when the world seems to be crumbling around us. He gives us strength when we need it and shelter from the storms.

Kind of related to this, but also a side note touching back on what this blog was about at the beginning, we (as in my husband alone with some sporadic help from his children and friends) have finished another renovation on our property!

Mom and Dad were living on our land in an RV. They planned to build a mother-in-law suite, but then Dad had to have quadruple bypass surgery and a new heart valve. They would need a place bigger than their RV to come home to for recovery, so IV began his “mission from God”.

He turned this rundown shed that had been a recording studio from the 70’s into a living space for my parents.



And it was a mission from God. He got all this done in less than three months with minimal help and still working his full time job. (He did take a few days off at the peak.)

Thankful that Mom and Dad have a place to “dwell in safety.”

And this is it on the outside:

And that’s my family. 😊

Journal: Write a prayer thanking God that you can dwell in safety no matter where you are.

Move: This is not a tabata video but it’s a workout that’s good for tight hips and hamstrings. If you’re a runner, or if you sit at a desk all day, you need this:

Glute/hip workout. Go.

Praise the Lord, and just show up.