Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/20/21

Scripture: Luke 1

I like Luke. He puts the story of Jesus in chronological order. You can really imagine the story happening as the writing unfolds.

And the story is full of drama. Good drama…who knew there was such a thing?

It’s good, because it’s TRUE.

Even though it may seem inconceivable that an old lady and her virgin cousin would be visited by angels and then pregnant within a short time span (within any time span!), it’s the true story of John the Baptist and Jesus.

Like Mary we may ask, “How can this be?” But let’s trust like Mary as well, because “nothing will be impossible with God.”

Journal: Use Luke 1:46-55 as a template to write your own prayer of praise to God…copy Mary’s words exactly if you want. And don’t only praise Him for what He’s already done, but for what He’s going to do!

Move: Below is a link to another one of my amazing tabata videos! Haha. The workouts are good, but I do realize the videos are subpar. If you hate them, shop around on YouTube for a workout series you do like, and that you will do. Or get to the gym for a class!

Tabata workout #3

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/18/21

Scripture: 1 Samuel 1

Hannah is such a beautiful example of prayer, faith, and sacrifice.

She prays so fervently for a child that the priest thinks she’s drunk. Let us carry our desires to the Lord in fervent prayer like this (James 5:16-18).

She goes away with her face uplifted. Let us have confidence that He hears us and will answer us like this (1 John 5:14-15).

And when her prayers are answered she turns and dedicates it all back to the Lord…her flesh and bone she gives to the Lord’s service. Let us sacrifice every part of ourselves to the Lord like this (Romans 12:1-2).

Journal: Write a prayer for the thing you most desire. If you can’t think of anything for yourself then pray for a friend…maybe you know someone who wants to have a baby but hasn’t been able to conceive…pray on her behalf.

Move: Move for at least an hour…easy run as much as you can, walk if you need to…no pressure, enjoy the time.

{Beginner’s run #9: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 5 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/16/21

Scripture: Acts 3:1-5:42

Last week we talked about the coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts. This week we get to see His power in action.

Peter and John are on mission…healing and teaching.

Meanwhile, the church is flourishing, and they “had everything in common.”

Then two people are killed for lying to God. (This is recieved as a message confirming God’s authority, power, and the fact that He is to be feared.)

The wonders and signs continue, and the church grows.

Then the apostles are thrown in prison, but quickly released by an angel of God.

They go right back to work.

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Acts 5:29‭-‬32


The same power is available for us:

  • By salvation in Jesus.
  • By the Holy Spirit given to us.
  • By praying for boldness.
  • By fearing God rather than men.

Journal: Write a prayer for boldness like the people of the early church did (4:29).

Move: Run fartleks. (Remember that’s just a funny name for speed play.)

Warmup with 5 minutes to 1 mile easy jogging then pick a point and run to it fast, run slow for 1- 5 minutes (or another visual point), and then run fast again. Keep repeating. I do this for 5 miles.

{Beginner’s run #8: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x4, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.} -yes, easier than yesterday.

Be unstoppable.

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.