Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 28, Deuteronomy 2

We have an historical account of Israel's journeys around Mount Seir. Items of interest here, the descendants of Esau and of Lot are to be unmolested, they are to be paid for goods needed to travel through their lands. We know very little of how God dealt with them but we do see how He honored the covenant with Abraham through these which were his descendants and relatives. But Sihon the king of Heshbon was an enemy of God's people, he fought against Moab (descendants of Lot) and took their land. Now he intends to fight against Israel but God will give Israel that land.

Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27, 1 Peter 4

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
That's from verse 10, we all have gifts from God and they differ.  How can you tell your gift?
There are a few ways, you could do a spiritual gift class which will certainly help but it can be simpler than that.  What can you do that takes little effort on your part but others may not be able to do?  Or what can you do that you really enjoy doing when giving to others?  Personally I can fix pretty much anything, that's my gift.  I can look at a box of parts and see how they go together, I can figure out what makes things tick and sometimes if needed make a new piece.  And I really enjoy doing that.  It's been a long term saying that people only call me when somethings broke, but I accept that's the gift that God has given me and when I am able I share it with joy.  Find your gift and share it with Joy.

Today's workout, week 4 day 3 leg blitz. Squat, glute bridge, side lunge, monster walk, step up, ham bridge. Five sets 10 reps 30 seconds between sets. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 26, 1 Peter 3

always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you”. Think for a moment who is writing these words, it's Peter, the same man that on the day that Jesus was betrayed denied knowing Him. He would know what it means to lose and regain that hope. It's not based on what men can do, it's based on the resurrection power of God. Perhaps Peter didn't understand this before the crucifixion but we have the knowledge today. Christ died, laid in a grave for three days and came back to life. The promise to me is that if I believe and trust in Him I too can rise from death. Other religions may make similar claims but can they prove it like He did?  

Today's workout. Chest. High knees, push-up, windmills, Y, burpees, hugs. 36 intervals. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 25, 1 Peter 2

I know that I've written this before, it begins at verse 9 I like the KJV translation where it says a peculiar people.  I am certainly a peculiar person but that's not exactly what it means.  It's a chosen people, chosen by God.  He chose me to be one of His people.  And just as we saw yesterday His people are to be different from the rest of the world.

Today's workout, week 4 day 2 leg blitz. Squat, glute bridge, side lunge, monster walk, step up, ham bridge. Five sets 10 reps 30 seconds between sets.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24, 1 Peter 1

Christians are called to be holy but what exactly does that mean?  Many in the world have this idea that Christians, or any religious person is supposed to be good.  Which is why the media has a frenzy when someone falls.  We however know the truth that we're far from good and that's why we need Christ.  But to be holy to God is simply to be set apart and different, we know that everyone is broken so our lives should be based on that fact.  We should act differently than the people of the world.  It's become difficult today to see the differences, the world has gotten into the church in so many ways.

Today's workout Back, High knees, row, windmills, pull-up, climbers, T. 36 intervals

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23, James 5

Wrapping up the book of James he leaves us with three points of advice.  Wealth cannot save anyone. Be patient and wait upon God, living at peace with our brothers. And pray for everything.
I can't think of much that's more important than that.

Today's workout. Week 4 day 1 leg blitz.  Squat, glute bridge, side lunge, monster walk, step up, ham bridge.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 22, Deuteronomy 1

In this first chapter it's been 40 years that Israel has wandered and getting close to the time they will enter into Canaan. Moses gives a recap of what happened the first time they were supposed to enter. Most of us are familiar with the story but lets look at the last section beginning at verse 41.

The people repented but too late and perhaps not entirely. They decide to do it them selves, putting on armor and going to battle after God said that He would not go. I don't know if it was a pride and arrogance thing or just poor judgment but it's a continuing flaw in all of us, too many times we think that we can do it without God only to be beaten.