Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law.
I began the Insanity workout program! I have not done the diet plan with it yet…still contemplating. It isn’t much different than what I try to do…try being the operative word…except for the shakes. I enjoy it so far. Some of it is a love/hate relationship. I do not think I will go through the whole thing again, but may purchase a few of the dvds to have onhand as alternate workouts. (I am currently borrowing them from a friend).
My synopsis on the program…
* it makes me sweat a lot
* some of them keep me short of breath
* I hate switch kicks!
* it is a good cardio workout
* I am not seeing the results I thought I would by now
* it is not as insane as I feared…which is good!
* it is good cardio, but I think I need to add to my day’s routine to get the results I am looking for
Will keep you posted if more insane revelations arise. 🙂
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
My father in law sent me this as part of a daily devotional. The devotional went on to say that holiness is not the way to Christ, but Christ is the way to holiness. What an awesome reminder. We are helpless without Christ. He is our everything and if we let Him, He will make us more like Him each day.
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1 Timothy 6:18
My youngest turned 5 today! It is a surreal thing having your “baby” turn 5. He is now a whole hand old. He represents that all my children are no longer babies. This verse reminds me of him. He may be rotten a lot of the time, but he is always generous and willing to share. His time (I know at 5 that sounds odd, but it is true) and his possessions. Already quite a few of his gifts are doled out to his siblings. I pray he keeps that trait!
Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Today the House banned abortions after 20 weeks. There is quite a bit of controversy on this issue. I am hopeful that they are making a step in the right direction. It is sad to me that people need a law to make this decision. I know there are extreme cases. However, I also know of quite a few women who have been in extreme scenarios, for months, to have their situation miraculously (for there is no other word to describe it) change. Without the trust and hope in the Lord, these women may have given up and were richly blessed. Not every situation does change, but is it worth the risk of giving up before you know?
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth
1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
It is tough to be a dad…especially today. Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there!