Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/13/20

Scripture: Luke 7

And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.

Luke 7:22

It’s amazing how someone so GOOD could be so offensive.

People were offended by Jesus then, and people are offended now.

He doesn’t sing and dance to the tune of the world. And He doesn’t apologize.

He has a purpose, and it’s to save us…not to appease us.

Pray for faith like the woman who washed Jesus’ feet. Be forgiven. Cling to Him. Find new life and new purpose.


Journal: Write a prayer for wisdom and faith. Pray for boldness to stand up for the purposes of Christ.


Move: YouTube Tabata Workout 3


Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 6/14/20

Scripture: Luke 6

Jesus was constantly being cornered and targeted. The pharisees wanted nothing more than to catch Him in error.

He was always ready with words of truth.

He teaches us how to treat those who want ill for us as believers or who want to take from us without repaying:

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:27‭-‬36

Love others. Expect nothing in return.

Period.


Journal: Write a prayer and ask the Lord for this kind of love to be evident in your life.


Move: If you didn’t get that 5k done yesterday then today is your day!

{My “beginner’s run program” starts anew on Tuesday, so if you didn’t make it this time get ready for a re-do.}


Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/12/20

Scripture: Luke 5

There is a lot of activity in this passage:

  • Crowds pressing in.
  • Fishermen washing nets.
  • Teaching from the boat.
  • Casting fishing nets again.
  • Catching fish.
  • Calling disciples to “catch men.”
  • Healing a man from leprosy.
  • Great crowds gathering.
  • Teaching in a crowded house.
  • Healing a man from paralysis.
  • Forgiving sins.
  • Eating with tax collectors.
  • Telling parables in the presence of the Pharisees.

In the midst of all this activity (and it’s all good activity) there’s verse 16:

He would withdraw to pray. It wasn’t a one time thing. It was a habit of life. This time in prayer, time spent talking to His Father, was a time of refreshment for Jesus. It was a time away from the demands of the crowd to renew His strength. It was His “self-care”.

We all need this kind of self-care. We need this kind of self-care above all kinds of self-care…More than a mani-pedi, more than a good workout, more than an afternoon focusing on “me”. We need time in prayer with our Father.

Make time to pray.


Journal: Write a prayer to God for refreshment of your soul.


Move: 1-3 rounds of this:


Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.