We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Jadi Rodriguez.
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Today we’re going to be doing a FAITH + FITNESS Workout. We publish these twice a month and they are designed to help strengthen you body, mind, and spirit.
A lack of honor and gratitude for God leads to darkened hearts, which leads to sin.
The word for “sin” in Greek translates to, “missing the mark,” and I find that so applicable to fitness and our desire to get better at fitness.
In CrossFit, we begin to miss the mark when we lose sight of being grateful for our bodies, abilities, and the wonderful gift that fitness itself is. As we start to lose gratitude for all that we have accomplished, we begin to see our hearts darkened and our perspectives on fitness change.
We are no longer content with the bodies God has given us. We are no longer satisfied with the strides we may have made. We are no longer pleased with our progress. We begin to look at what others have, what others have accomplished, and the goalposts of joy continue to move perpetually, leaving us empty at the foot of the throne of the idol of fitness.
Click here to read the rest of the FAITH + FITNESS Workout.
Heavenly Father, I know there are areas of my life where I am allowing sin to rob me of my gratitude. Admitting my sin is uncomfortable for my. So is accepting your grace. Please walk through both these areas with me. If there’s someone I need to share these things with and ask for help or accountability with, please show me who that person is. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
After completing the workout, spend time journaling and reflecting on the following questions:
- What was the workout like for you? Did God reveal anything to you while you did it?
- Are you currently allowing sin to rob you of being grateful? How so?
- In what ways were you challenged by in today’s message?
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