Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 7/6/20

Scripture: Mark 7

I’m writing this on Sunday morning, sitting home listening to our church service online, reading through Mark 7 for today’s post, when Pastor Brandon brings up Mark 7:18-23 (love it when that happens) :

18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

He talked about the fact that we are defiled, unclean, and in need of a Savior…everyone of us.

Jesus is the only one who does all things well. We all need Him to cleanse us. We can’t do it with our own “goodness”.

***Some versions of this chapter include verse 16. You’ll notice in the ESV that it’s missing, but it’s noted:

The Word of God is perfect and inerrant but the translations are tainted by human hands. I like the versions that are closest to the original text but the Lord uses the different versions to highlight the words and meanings for different people. He’s the one who give you ears to hear and eyes to see. He’s the one who brings His word to life and let’s it speak to the hearts of individuals in just the right way, at just the right time.

He does all things well.

Journal: Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear the truth.

Move: YouTube Tabata Workout 3

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 6/7/20

Scripture: Mark 6

Jesus was rejected in his hometown.

6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.

He healed a few folks and then left.

How sad that they missed such a blessing born right in their midst!

He told the disciples to go out and tell people to repent. If they faced similar rejection he told them to:

shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.


They did their work. They did it right. If people didn’t like it they moved along to the next door or the next town.

Not everyone will accept truth.

That’s a hard truth to accept.

After He miraculously feeds five thousand people he sends the disciples out on a boat.

The wind was against them.

48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. 

He saw them. He came to them. And even after all they’d experienced they were still terrified.

Jesus doesn’t chastise. He’s so patient and compassionate.

Let us be like Jesus. Let us present the gospel, move on if rejected, take note when we see others fighting the wind, and show compassion. Show Jesus.

Journal: Write a prayer for those who are rejecting the truth.

Move: Rest, repeat, or 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 keep showing up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/8/20

Scripture: Mark 5

Jesus relates to different people in different ways. Sometimes we can see why and sometimes it’s a little perplexing.

He even relates to demons in different ways: The demons in this story didn’t want to be sent out of the country, so for some reason Jesus sends them into a herd of pigs. I don’t know why…Jesus had His own reasons I’m sure.

The man who had been possessed by the demons wanted to go along with Jesus, like the disciples had been asked to do, but Jesus told him to go home instead…Again, I’m sure Jesus had his reasons.

As He was on His way to heal a little girl a woman touched His garment and she was healed. Her faith made her well, and He sent her away in peace. Jesus had His reasons for her too.

The little girl died before Jesus got there, He knew this, and told them, “Do not fear, only believe.” He came to her, and raised her up. Then He told the them to not tell anyone. He had reasons.

Jesus has His reasons. We may not always understand. All He asks of us is to not fear, only believe.

Journal: Write a prayer submitting to Jesus’ reasoning. Pray for faith to believe.

Move: From my Pinterest board… some of my favorite yoga stretches:

I saved this one on Pinterest a long time ago…didn’t realize there would be a new reason to want your own pew. Ha.

Praise the Lord, and just show up.