THE SCENE: Bitter 24 degrees with wind. Just mean…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done. With cell phone just in case any of us were to freeze and fall over.
WARM-O-RAMA: heck yeah – lots of warm-o-rama…
- 15 SSH – 4ct, IC
- 15 Tempo Squat – 4ct, IC
- 10 Iron Mikes (each leg, 2 ct) – OYO
- High Knees running in place – 30 seconds
- 5 Burpees – OYO
- 10 Arm Circles (both directions)
- 10 Moroccan Nightclub – IC
- 10 Overhead Clap – IC
- 8 Tempo Merkins – 4ct, IC
- 8 Merkins – 4ct, IC
- 8 Cherry Pickers – 4 ct, IC
- 8 Project Motivators – IC
- Pick up CMU, mosey to Friendship Bell
CMU Work @Friendship Bell: 20 bicep curls, 20 overhead press, 20 tricep extensions, 20 squats, 20 BBS w/CMU (2 ROUNDS) – Take CMUs, mosey to K-2(5)
Doras @K-25: Partner 1 starts on 50 Burpees, 75 BBS, 100 merkins, 200 squats (all without CMU) while Partner 2 starts on Sprints w/CMU up the hill. Switch off with partner until rep count is complete. Mosey back to Shovel Flag. Whew!
PAX Choice: Freddy Mercury, and Little Baby Flutter Kicks – Finished for time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4-STRONG: Erector, Kickflip, Chaco, and me, Snaggletooth.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
God, Touch Our Hearts (John Piper)
Saul went to his house at Gibeah; and the valiant men whose hearts God had touched went with him. (1 Samuel 10:26)
Just think of what is being said in this verse. God touched them. Not a wife. Not a child. Not a parent. Not a counselor. But God.
The One with infinite power in the universe. The One with infinite authority and infinite wisdom and infinite love and infinite goodness and infinite purity and infinite justice. That One touched their heart.
How does the circumference of Jupiter touch the edge of a molecule? Let alone penetrate to its nucleus?
The touch of God is awesome because it is a touch. It is a real connection. That it involves the heart is awesome. That it involves God is awesome. And that it involves an actual touch is awesome.
The valiant men were not just spoken to. They were not just swayed by a divine influence. They were not just seen and known. God, with infinite condescension, touched their heart. God was that close. And they were not consumed.
I love that touch. I want it more and more. For myself and for all of you. I pray that God would touch me anew for his glory. I pray that he would touch us all.
O for the touch of God! If it comes with fire, so be it. If it comes with water so be it. If it comes with wind, let it come, O God. If it comes with thunder and lightning, let us bow before it.
O Lord, come. Come that close. Burn and soak and blow and crash. Or still and small, come. Come all the way. Touch our hearts.
There is something about the phrase “the valiant men whose hearts God had touched” that inspires me, and rouses a hunger in me. I have found myself in this new year more hungry for a deeper, more powerful, intimate closeness with God. I believe it’s the natural consequence of F3 and my purity group, and what God is doing in my family and church. At the beginning of the year, I felt God give me the word FOCUS. Makes me wonder about what this year will be like. Whatever else 2020 may bring, this hunger for greater friendship with God is a worthy and holy pursuit.
Talking about expanding The Project to include Thursdays and Saturdays – possibly another bootcamp, perhaps with more running while Tuesday with more reps/weights, or vice versa. Saturday option would be trail running with pain stations. EHing our local guys to jump in to The Project. Need more commitment for Qs as well as handing off shovel flag to an Oak Ridge local.
F3 Morristown Launch in April! And Hardship Hill coming up in May!