Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 10/2/20

Scripture: Matthew 10

In order to share the Truth, you have to know the Truth.

In order to know the Truth, you have to spend time in/with the Truth.

Jesus had spent time with these apostles, and now He’s sending them out. They don’t go alone though.

17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

The Spirit of the Father was with them.

They had nothing to fear:

28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Let us follow their example.

Spend time with Jesus. Spend time in His Word. And go.

Take up your cross, leave your old fearful, self-seeking, self-made, flesh-driven life, and find a new one.

38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Journal: Write a prayer asking the Lord to give you what you need as He did with the disciples. He definitely will.

Move: From Pinterest:

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 9/10/20

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

We started a new Bible study at church last night. We’re studying the disciples. We talked last night about the definition of a disciple, how we ourselves are disciples, and about what that should look like.

Next week we’re talking about Peter. This scripture from Matthew 14 is just a tidbit of Peter’s story as written in scripture, but it shows a lot of his personality. Read through it and see if you would have acted and reacted like Peter.

28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Journal: Write a prayer asking the Lord to help you as you walk as a disciple and as you disciple others.

Move: A nice steady run today. At least 20 minutes. You can do it!

{Beginner’s run #14: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 6 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 9/2/20

Scripture: Matthew 9

Jesus didn’t come to those who thought they already had it made. No, He came to the sick and the sinners.

He’s the Great Physician.

You don’t go to the gym AFTER you’ve gotten in shape and are feeling fit. No, you go to the gym (or on a run, or start exercising at home) because you WANT TO BE healthier and in shape.

Same here:

Stop trying to fix yourself apart from Jesus.

  • Bring your sin and shame to Him. Let Him work on your heart.
  • Bring Him your needs and desires. Let Him fulfill you.
  • Bring Him the hard parts of your life…the sick parent, angry spouse, addicted child…Let Him heal.

It’s what He does. You just have to show up.

Journal: Write a prayer for healing. Either for yourself or someone else.

Move: Dumbbell workout 3×10 each:

  • Side lateral raise
  • Single-arm dumbbell snatch
  • Arnold press
  • Upright row
  • Bent rear-delt fly
  • Overhead tricep extension
  • Tricep dips

Praise the Lord, and just show up!