God doesn’t forget

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede. Genesis 8:1 NLT

Up until now we see have seen God’s judgment through the flood narrative, but from this point on we see a shift to that of redemption. God remembered Noah, his family, and all the animals. To “remember” in the Bible wasn’t God simply not forgetting about his people, but it was an expression of concern for them, it was an act of love. When God remembers his children, he does so “with favor.” We see this demonstrated by the wind he sent to help the waters recede.

God is a just God, so we will see seasons of judgement in order world especially when we are out of his will and doing what we want. The good news is that He has not forgotten about you. He remembers you and will show you favor because you are his child.

Ask God to send the wind of his favor in your life where you most need it and know that you are special and highly favored.

What to eat before a workout

We all know that eating healthy and regular exercise are the primary elements of healthy living, but how about the coordination of the two? In this video I’m going to talk about 1. What to eat before a workout. 2. How much to eat. 3. How soon should before a workout

Being accepted

You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” Genesis 4:7 NLT

Abel was angry that his offering to God was rejected because he gave it with a poor attitude and perhaps out of obligation. God told him this would not be the case if he did what was right (giving out of gratitude). His refusal to do things the way God asked left him vulnerable to sin’s desire to control him.

Being truly grateful for all that God has given means that we should willingly spend time with Him (reading the Bible and in prayer). We should willingly give (the first 10% of our income to the church). We should willingly be an active participant (in the local church). None of these things should be done out of obligation but instead with a good attitude and a grateful heart for that God has done and given us.  A bad attitude and obligatory serving leads to rebellion and rebellion leaves us vulnerable to sins control.

God, thank you for the reminder today to check my attitude at the door and to come to you with a grateful heart in all that I do.

Rules are meant to be followed

The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” Genesis 3:1 NLT

The serpent in the garden was none other than Satan himself. Here he is challenging God’s love by asking Eve, “Did God really say you shouldn’t eat any of the fruits in the garden?” He was really asking, “Why would a God who loves you keep you from something good?” He was challenging God’s rule designed to keep Eve safe. Eve replied that she was obeying God’s rule, but Satan convinced her that it was ok to break it. Satan’s attack on God’s Word caused Eve to question the reliability of God’s blueprint for her life and she fell for it.

In Sports, the rules are designed to keep the competitors safe. In fact, in all areas of life there are rules to be followed. Rules are designed to keep people from harm, things fare, and for life to be enjoyed. God has always given humanity rules to follow in His Word not because He wants to keep us from anything fun but, for the reason of us being able to live life to its fullest enjoying the time we have. Once we start changing God’s Word, we leave the door open to anything—trusting anything that feels true in the moment—and that is dangerous territory.

God, thank you for the reminder to trust in Your Word for the blueprints of our lives.

What is the Bible?

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Reading ancient literature is not easy

There are some weird things that happen at the beginning. (talking snakes, worldwide floods, people who lived over 900 years)

The word “Bible” comes from the Latin and Greek words meaning “book”
66 different books make up the Bible

 

Law / Documents to establish the nation of Israel and God’s relationship with them

Narratives / History of Israel

Church History / How did the church start

Poetry – wisdom /worship

Prophecy / God reaching out through chosen prophets

Letters / These were sent to people and churches

 

About 40 different authors

Written over a period of about 1500 years

kings, fishermen, priests, government officials, farmers, shepherds, and doctors.

From all this diversity comes an incredible unity, with common themes woven throughout.

What is the Bible? – The Divisions
The Bible is divided into two main parts: the Old Testament (37) and the New Testament (27)

In short, the Old Testament is the story of a nation

and the New Testament is the story of a Man.

The nation was God’s way of bringing the Man—Jesus Christ—into the world.

Not only does the OT tell the story of this nation

But it also answers great questions that I will go more in depth in future videos

(1) Where did I come from?

(2) Why am I here?

(3) Where am I going?

(4) Why is there so much suffering in the world?

The New Testament details the coming of that promised Man, Jesus, and He fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament as He lived a perfect life, died to become the Savior, and rose from the dead.

Jesus is the central character in the Bible—the whole book is really about Him.

The Old Testament predicts His coming and sets the stage for His entrance into the world.

The New Testament describes His coming and His work to bring salvation to our sinful world.

Jesus is more than a historical figure; in fact, He is more than a man.

He is God in the flesh, and His coming was the most important event in the history of the world.

God Himself became a man in order to give us a clear, understandable picture of who He is.

What is God like? He is like Jesus; Jesus is God in human form (John 1:1414:9).

The Bible’s unity is due to the fact that, ultimately, it has one Author—God Himself. The Bible is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). The human authors wrote exactly what God wanted them to write, and the result was the perfect and holy Word of God (Psalm 12:62 Peter 1:21).

Those 40 plus authors, most of them never met, but the miracle of the Bible is that it’s all one united book telling one story.

The two most important things in 2018

What are the two most important things you can do in 2018? In this video I share why I think how getting to know God more and living healthy will transform you in 2018.

What are your goals? What are some resolutions you want to commit to?

The most common are: Lose Weight Eat Healthier Be a better person Spend less, save more Spend more time with family and friends Exercise more often Learn something new Find a better job If you don’t have a new year’s resolution I want to challenge you to do two things:

1. Know God

2. Live healthy

The mission of Faith and Fitness Friday is to do two things;

To help you KNOW GOD & LIVE HEALTHY I believe that the better you get to know God the better you will be.

I also believe the healthier you are the better you will feel including having an amazing amount of energy. You’ll be an inspiration to many. Two challenges this week.

1. Start a reading plan 2. Buy a fitness tracker

The good news it, God wants to be known. He’s not just some old man in the sky For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 NLT

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