Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 11/28/20

Scripture: Psalm 103

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1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
19 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Journal: Copy this psalm as a prayer to God. Bless the Lord for His steadfast love!

Move: It’s 5k day for the Beginner’s run program! Let’s all run a 5k today! 3.1 miles wherever you can get it done.

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 8/20/20

Scripture: Romans 8

Aren’t you glad that this world isn’t the best there can be???

Even the beauty we see in creation isn’t at its prime. Can you even imagine how great the new heaven and new earth will be???…Free from sin and death.

We can’t see it yet but we can hope for it.

25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Suffering and patience usually go hand in hand. Thankfully we have the Spirit to help us.

For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

The Spirit produces patience in our lives, and the Spirit produces powerful prayers.

[Good sermon from my church about this on Sunday…most relevant in the second half if you want to fast forward a little.]

And while we wait we can be reassured by this:

He’s got the master plan. He knew us before we existed. He predestined us, He called us, He conformed us, He justified us, and He glorified us.

Journal: Write a prayer thanking the Lord for His Spirit that helps us when we don’t know how to pray.

Move: Run day. Just go for 1 hour. Run, walk, move.

{Beginner’s run #5: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 3 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and just show up.

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/28/20

Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3

Steadfastness, endurance, perseverance:

These things should be part of our prayer for faith. That it will be steadfast. That we will endure. That we will persevere. Christ doesn’t change or leave us, so we need to make sure we stay near to Him.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8

Concerning physical fitness, what results do you expect from ONE workout? What do you expect from being active a couple of times a week or month? The more consistent you run, walk, lift weights, or ride your bike, the more you’ll feel the effects. Hard workouts will seem easier; you’ll feel stronger over time.

The same is true with our faith. The more time we spend in prayer, study, fasting, and meditation on the word the more steadfast our faith will be. We will be ready to endure hard times and persevere through life’s ups and downs. We’ll be trained.

for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1 Timothy 4:8

Stay faithful, and trust the Lord.

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Journal: Write a prayer that the Lord will direct your hearts.

Move: Run 3-5 miles.

{Beginner’s run #17: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 7 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!