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!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 5/21/20

Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2

Here we get an idea of what to expect before Christ’s return. There will be “the man of lawlessness”:

  • The son of destruction
  • Opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship
  • Takes his seat in the temple of God
  • Proclaiming himself to be God

But we’re not to fear for…

And even when there are “false signs” and “wicked deception” we should “stand firm” in the Word.

Hold to truth and rejoice in your salvation.

Journal: Write a prayer and give thanks for your salvation and the salvation of those you know.

Move: Run/walk 3-4 miles.

{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 keep showing up.