Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 12/21/20

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 12

“The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.”

Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:11‬

One Shepherd: Jesus Christ.

We can hang our life upon His words.

Boil them all down, what do you have left?

“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”

Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:13-14‬

God sees, God knows, God judges.

Guard your heart; love Him and love people.

He is to be feared; He is to be trusted.

Journal: Write a prayer asking God to help you remember what’s really important.

Move: Hip/glute exercises for runners and sitters alike:

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Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 11/22/20

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11

Not everything is made to be understood. Certain times are more confusing than others. So what are we to do?

6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

Just keep moving forward.

Keep moving into the light.

7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun.

But be prepared for darkness.

8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.

And when times are confusing it’s easy to fall down the “would’ve, could’ve, should’ve” trap and wish we had taken these next verses to heart when we were very young, but it’s never too late. Most of us are still younger than someone else. 😉

9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. 10 Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

Journal: Write a prayer thanking God for light in the darkness.

Move: Rest, repeat, recover.

{Beginner’s run #21: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 9 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 11/6/20

Scripture: Matthew 18

I fear for coaches of youth sports who make children choose between church or athletics.

While I don’t think it’s a sin to miss church on occasion I do see a problem with kids being kept from church as a sacrifice for sports.

The weight of this doesn’t fall on the coaches alone though. Parents can make decisions for the themselves and stop being bullied into “required” games and practices. They can also take steps to make sure their children still have some time during the week when they’re meeting with other Christians.

Better yet, parents can teach their children the Word and the children can make their own decision to drop a sport that is drawing them away from things of Christ.

Meeting with other believers is crucial…not just for children, but for anyone who wants to stand in the fight against the gates of hell.

Sure, one Christian can stand alone…we always have God with us…but it’s the cord of three strands that is not easily broken.

 Though one may be overpowered,

    two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

Bring the children to Jesus. Teach them His Word. Be as a child yourself and hold tight to your faith in humility. It’s our faith in Jesus that makes the difference in the end…

Journal: Write a prayer thanking the Lord that we have the freedom to meet together in His name. Don’t take it for granted.

Move: “8 minutes to flat abs” is a LIE. (Pinterest is full of lies if you haven’t noticed.) HOWEVER, you might be sore the next day.😉

Praise the Lord, and just show up.