May 30, 2019

You are Dangerous

THE SCENE: 70-something. Grass was freshly cut, which was nice.


Arm circles x 15, Reverse AC x 15, DPs x 15, Windmills x 15 IC, IWs x 15 IC.

Spartan 30
PAX line up and Sprint 30 yrds. Do 10 squats, 10 LBCs, 10 Merkins OYO.
Once all in, jog back to the start. 10 second rest, Rinse and Repeat.
GOAL: 30 sets
(900 yd of sprints, 900 yd of jogging, 30×10 = 300 squats/ 300 LBCs/ 300 merkins)
We completed 27 sets before time ended. Less warmup and we woulda had it. Noted.

No time for that.

3 PAX: Soulja Boy (AOQ), Tree Hugger, Photoshop (QiC)


Danger is Your Business
Our King, Jesus Christ, calls us to a new kind of life, His kind of life. “Follow me” is quoted more than fifteen times in the Gospels. Following Him, however, goes against prevailing culture—for which safety and security are utmost priorities. The kind of life to which Jesus calls us is not safe, nor secure. Here’s a report from a man, the Apostle Paul, who lived it:

Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. (2 Cor. 11:24-27)

God didn’t design Paul for safe or secure; nor did He us. We’re all designed for big, dangerous lives: “. . . for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Tim. 1:7).

Okay, so what do we do? Insert your name into 2 Timothy 1:7:

“. . . for God gave [ . . . your name here . . . ] a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

Read it through again. Now, fast-forward to the end of your life; imagine friends and family saying that of you: “He was fearless. He had power and love and self-control.” What do you need to begin now, to ensure those words then? What bold changes will you make? Remember, your days are numbered (Ps. 90:12). Commit, brother, to make at least one change this week.

Treehugger – baby Shep got to come home

Soulja Boy mentioned that Paul caps off his lifetime of suffering as light, easy in the promise of God’s glory. SB is focused on these verses right now as God convicted him with their message and he has been given opportunity to live it out, sharing the good news and encouraging others.

It’s almost June. Get that beach bod on!