Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/25/21

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2

14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Thanks be to God.

He leads us.

Don’t be afraid to follow where He leads, don’t be afraid to let others see Christ in you.

Flowers don’t bloom in order to go unnoticed. The color and scent of their blooms attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Then their pollen and seeds are carried to other flowers and other places, and more flowers are produced.

Bloom for Christ and let others be attracted to the Life in you.

He is sufficient.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving that God is sufficient to work through you. Pray for the lost people you encounter in your day.

Move: This workout is not as complicated as it appears. Set a timer for 7 minutes and do the jumping jacks, squats, and pushups, and then do the bicep and tricep exercises 25x each, then add in some 20 second cardio bursts. Just keep it moving, get the heart rate up, and work the bis/tris with the weights. You can do it.

Praise the Lord, and just show up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/24/21

Scripture: Job 2; Ecclesiastes 3

The book of Job is a tough read.

A righteous man is doing well in life, and then his whole world is swept out from under his feet. He was so beaten and bruised, and seemingly doomed, his wife told him he should curse God and die.

Yet “Job did not sin with his lips.”

That’s impressive.

His words “shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” reminded me of something my friend Karen told me about sharing with her 8th grade class the words to The Byrds song Turn! Turn! Turn!. She mentioned that parts of it were actually from the Bible, and told her students that things in life do actually come in seasons: some seasons are really, really good, and some are completely agonizing.

We, like Job, don’t get to see behind the scenes. (Would it have made it less painful for Job anyway?) And we, like Job, can hold on to God even if we don’t understand this season in our lives.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving. Even if you’re in a hard season of life find something to hold on to.

Move: Tabata time!

Follow me to YouTube tabata video #7!

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 2/23/21

Scripture: 1 Peter 2

He died for us so we can live.

And not just live, but live FREE.

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 Peter 2:16-17
  • Live free.
  • Serve God.
  • Honor everyone.
  • Love the brotherhood.
  • Fear God.
  • Honor the emperor.

Can you imagine if everyone put other people before themselves all the time. If we always honored others above ourselves then obeying the Bible and the laws of the land would naturally follow.

(And then my kids wouldn’t fight over the couch seats in the living room…they would be fighting to sit on the floor instead. ;))

Journal: Write a prayer and ask that the love of God will flow freely from you to others.

Move: If you didn’t run that 5k yesterday go run today! 3.1 miles. Go.

If you did it yesterday, rest up, and make a plan for your workouts this week.

Praise the Lord, and just show up!