WOD with GOD

Tuesday 10.2.12

Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Christians struggle daily with inner conflict.  Even though we have given our life to Christ our old human nature still exists and can cause us problems.  The Holy Spirit in us desires the things of eternal meaning and not to focus on our self.  Our flesh is always wanting something else, something new, things that are of the earth and that really don’t matter.  We often feed our emotions.  Are you feeling that inner battle?  Christ wants us to live in victory over the things that pull us down.  Satan has a way of making these things look great at first but before we know we have done what we want to do and not what the Lord instructs in His word.  Often we hurt the ones we love  and most of all our self.

You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,

because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3

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Friday 9.27.12

Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

We have been watching the CrossFit Games on ESPN.  It is truly amazing to see what the human body is capable of.  We do have an awesome Creator to thank for all the ability he has given each one of us.  The champion, Rich Froning has this verse on his side, Galatians 6:14.  The verse says, May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Its ok to feel pride in a job well done when you have honored the Lord in your task.  The main thing is to focus on him not on yourself.  Because there is nothing worth boasting about more than what Jesus did for us on the cross.

I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to GodRomans 15:17

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Thursday 9.27.12

Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”  1 Chronicles 28:9 

Are you proud of yourself when you control your mouth and hold your tongue when you want to say something derogatory?  The bible says that God know our heart and therefore even when control our speech, what do we do about our hearts?  Our behavior always flows from the heart.  You might be able to fool others but you can’t fool God. 

Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.  Proverbs 17:3


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Wednesday 9.26.12

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Yesterday, Jeremy and Tracy Helton welcomed their first child into the world, Taylor Anne.  We are always excited when a member of gym family has a new addition.  Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.  Psalm 127:3. Some translations use the word heritage instead of gift.  That means that they are not ours but a gift to us.  We would not have if the Lord did not bless us with them.  Do we take the time to pray for our children and thank God for them.  We get so wrapped up in getting them to school, making sure their every need is met but we often fail to focus on their most important need and that is teaching them about the Lord. Treat them as a gift and never take them for granted.

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”  Genesis 1:28

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Tuesday 9.25.12

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

If you have never heard Kurt and Brenda Warner’s testimony, you need to.  Here is a little piece of Kurt’s they have on their website called First Things First.  Brenda has a book out called, One Call Away.  I encourage anyone that is going through a trial right now to read this book.

I was raised in the church, so faith and God were part of my life, but for me it was just kind of there… there on Sundays and when I was going through a tough time. I always had God as a background, but I never truly accepted Jesus until I was about 25 years old. My arena league teammates, a pastor friend and my future wife were constantly asking questions about my beliefs, and I began to question where I was and whether I had really put my complete faith in God. Their questions led me to the Truth – that faith is about a relationship, and it’s about Jesus. Up to that point, I had never really considered that. I struggled for so long and so many things went against me. I was swimming upstream. When I finally gave my life over to God, it was then the joy and happiness came into my life. Now I realize my role here on Earth is not to throw touchdown passes and win football games, although that is the position and the platform I have been given. I realize my goal is to win as many people to Jesus as possible. I have an open-door policy, where I’m able to talk about what is most important to me, and obviously God is #1. ~Kurt Warner

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Matthew 6:33

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Monday 9.24.12

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Are you always constantly craving for something in your life?  Do you things happen and send you in a whirlwind?  What gives us consistency in every day life and for the rest of our life.  Being content is learned.  Learning to be that way is not always easy.  I heard a lady tell a story about a bobcat in her bird bath.  She was outside in her back yard enjoying her quiet time reading her bible and there was a bobcat in her bird bath.  What do you think she did like most of us would, freak out!!  How do we stay calm and handle these unexpected circumstances.  We trust the Lord.  We are thankful for what we have and not always looking for something better.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  Phillippians 4:12

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Sunday 9.23.12

Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.   Another quote by St. Augustine..But doesn’t it make you wonder what kind of world would it be if we lived by this. If we did this ourselves we would see our life take a different direction.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, Colossians 3:23

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Saturday 9.22.12

Posted on 21. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Being humble is not a popular idea in our culture.  As shows are running ramped on our televisions about the reality of people lives being splashed for entertainment.  Even though we all get caught getting rapped up in these shows.  Why is it fascinating to watch people’s ups and down on t.v.?  Maybe because it makes us forget about the reality of our own life.  Whatever the case we are commanded to be humble.  Lead a quiet life.

Here is a quote by St. Augustine..  Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being humble. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3

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Friday 9.21.12

Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Why do we have such a hard time believing that we are forgiven?  Often we it so hard to forget the mistakes we have made.  So many people will carry this burden with them all their life.  The bible tells us to throw off the weight that burdens us from running a race.  Have you ever ran carrying a sand bag or a 20 lb. med ball.  I guarantee you did not run as fast and it was a lot harder than if you were just running free from any weight.  Ask God to help you so that you can run your race with perseverance.

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. 
Isaiah 43.25

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Thursday 9.20.12

Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by in WOD with GOD

Have you ever heard the Natalie Grant song, “Your Great Name”?  The lyrics are so good and great to listen to for encouragement.  The first verse:
Lost are saved; find their way; at the sound of your great name
All condemned; feel no shame, at the sound of your great name
Every fear; has no place; at the sound of your great name
The enemy; he has to leave; at the sound of your great name

Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name

We get attacked through out the day and night by Satan.  He tries to instill fear in us either about finances, illness, terror attacks, etc..  I love the part where it says, the enemy has to leave at the sound of your great name!  We underestimate the God we serve.  Because it is biblical that Satan has no ground where the Holy Spirit is.  Don’t ever doubt that Jesus is worthy to be praise and trusted!

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, …Psalm 91:1-16

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