Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/15/21

Scripture: Jeremiah 1

The Lord had a plan for Jeremiah. Even BEFORE he was formed in his mother’s womb the Lord knew him and had this plan for him.

The plan wasn’t easy! Jeremiah’s mission was a hard one. I’m sure he was afraid, but God comforts him:

“Do not be afraid of them,

for I am with you to deliver you,

declares the LORD.” -vs.8

It’s the same for us. God has a plan for us, He knows us (always has), and He’s with us every step of the way.

This is an excerpt from a Charles Stanley devotional about God’s will I was just reading:

God’s determined (sovereign) will is what will absolutely be done … His inevitable, unchangeable, purposeful, and comprehensive plans which will bring Him great praise and glory. We must understand that God doesn’t make these types of plans exclusively for world events or nations. He also makes such plans for you and me (Ps. 139:16). In Ephesians 2:10, the Bible reveals that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” The Lord actively prepares each of us for certain assignments and gives us unique gifts with which to make an impact on this world for Him (1 Cor. 12:7). 

The same God who was with Jeremiah is with us too. Let’s take comfort in His plan and courage in His power. He is sovereign!

Journal: The Lord knows you, so don’t be afraid to confess your fears to Him. Write them down and let Him comfort you and give you courage.

Also, write a prayer for unborn babies and their mothers. The Lord sees them and loves them. Pray that they have comfort and courage as well.

Move: Run. 3-5 miles is the goal today.

{Beginner’s run #7: warm-up with a 5- minute walk, then run 4 minutes/walk 1 minute x5, then cool-down with a 5- minute walk.}

And spend some time stretching…here are some good stretches I snagged from Pinterest:

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/14/21

Scripture: Ruth 1

This part of Ruth’s story is about more than dedication or commitment, it’s about a new identity.

She was more than just Ruth the Moabite, Naomi’s daughter-in-law, she put her whole identity into Naomi’s people and Naomi’s God. She didn’t go back to her old life, she chose to walk a new path.

That’s how my true journey with Jesus began back in the seventh grade. I had to make a decision…keep walking the goofy, self-serving, lonely road with my peers, or put my whole self into Jesus and His purpose. Thankfully I found my identity in Jesus at that time. I became a new person.

Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving for your identity in Christ.

Write prayers for your children if you have them. Pray they’ll choose to follow Him too, and that they’ll have spouses and family that do the same.

Move: Today is gym day! This is a tough workout and really requires a gym, but don’t be dismayed…scroll down for other options:

Home circuit:

  • Jump rope 1 minute (you can fake it)
  • 12 pushups
  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • 12 donkey kicks each leg
  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • 12 dumbbell tricep extensions
  • Jump rope 1 minute
  • 12 dumbbell squats
  • Jump rope 3 minutes
  • 20 crunches or sit-ups

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 1/13/21

Scripture: 1 John 1

I’m gonna turn this chapter upside down:

1. Confess our sins. If we say we haven’t sinned, we’re calling Jesus a liar. Harsh. (Vs. 9-10)

2. Be cleansed of our sins. If we say we have none, we’re lying to ourselves. Yikes. (Vs. 7-8)

3. Have fellowship with Him. If we say we do, but we’re living in darkness, we lie. Ouch. (Vs. 6)

Nobody likes to be called out, but this is a matter of life and death. Believe in Jesus, confess your sins, and live in the light. Eternity is on the line.

During our Christmas Eve service at church last month we were passing the candlelight from one wick to another around the room. Before it got to me I was struck with sadness for those who never hear the truth. As I was standing with my unlit candle I thought, “What if no one ever told me about Jesus? What if I had to live in darkness?” And my heart broke. I know I’ve missed chances to bring light to others, and I’m sorry. Let’s keep passing the light.

Call others out of darkness, and call them into the truth.

Journal: If you haven’t done it before, write out your testimony…the story of how you came to know Jesus. Your story is the ultimate tool in sharing Jesus with others.

Move: You can do this workout at home…it’s only 10 minutes:

Link to YouTube: Tabata video #2

Let your light shine!

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!