Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/3/21

Scripture: Psalm 2

People of the world are continually setting themselves against the Lord; or acting like He doesn’t exist and they have nothing to fear.

This psalm is a dire warning that God reigns, His Son reigns, and His purpose will be fulfilled.

He laughs at His enemies’ feeble attempts of glory.

He is to be feared, yet we can “rejoice with trembling” because He is our refuge for eternity!

Journal: Write a prayer submitting to the sovereignty of God, and a prayer of rejoicing that you can rest at peace in Him.

Move: It’s tabata time! It was a sunny, windy day = probably the worst quality video. Good news: the next one will be better!:

Tabata #4 YouTube video.

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

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: 1/10/21

Scripture: Joshua 1

“… Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Three times the Lord tells Joshua to be strong and courageous.

“Be strong and courageous,” NOT because you’re really talented, and NOT because you’re really smart, and NOT because “I believe in you!” No, be strong and courageous because “the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

The Lord does give us gifts and He does want us to use them, but when He calls on us for a task, and we feel completely inadequate, that’s precisely where He wants us. He wants us to rely on Him.

He wants us to be strong and courageous, because He is strong and courageous, and He is our God.

Journal: Take a minute and write down things you feel like the Lord wants you to do but you feel inadequate to do alone. Pray for the Lord’s strength and courage.

If you can’t think of anything for yourself, write a prayer of strength and courage for someone else…the Israelites did the same for Joshua.

Move: Here’s a workout you can do at home or the gym.

It’s a toughy but you can break it up into chunks…do some today, some tomorrow, etc. Also, modify the jumping movements to something lower impact if needed.

Go be strong and courageous in the Lord!

Praise the Lord, and just show up!