THE SCENE: Windy. Wet. Wonderful.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
- Cherry Pickers | Baby Arm Circles IC
- SSH IC
- Rockettes IC
Tabata workout: eight 20-second rounds of an exercise with a 10-second rest between rounds. Short mosey between exercises as rain allows.
- Pull-ups (Four rounds instead of eight)
- Step-ups with Leg Raise
- Flutter Kicks
- Incline Merkins
- Didn’t neglect her during the workout, don’t have to make it up to her now.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 including an FNG: Jet Lag
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
1Pet1:13-16 – So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
Reading about holiness this week and came across this passage. Part that spoke to me especially was “Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.”
Once we know better, we have to do better. I experience this as a parent: when your 18mo takes a toy, they don’t know better. When your 5yo takes a toy, you know better than that. Once we know better, we have to do better.
For the men in this circle, we have all experienced some level of growth, whether that’s in our maturity & leadership, in our nutrition, in our fitness, but this is a time of year that it seems especially easy to slip back into our old ways: we’re around friends and family we haven’t been around, there’s food appearing that hasn’t been around in awhile, it’s cold and we don’t want to get out of bed. But coasting and satisfying our own desires in the moment will not help us grow, it won’t get us to where we want to go, and it won’t make us feel any better about ourselves at the end of the day.
Today, God is choosing you; he’s calling you to be holy as he is holy. Keep your foot on the gas; keep accelerating.