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“Pain” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  PAIN – “Departing the comfort zone!” (Genesis 3:15-19 & 32:22-32, Proverbs 23:31-35, Jeremiah 4:19, Mark 3:27 (& Acts 19:13-16), Romans 5:3-7, 1 Corinthians 12:26, 2 Timothy 2:3-5, Hebrews 12:4ff, 1 Peter 4:1-4, Revelation 21:4)   In the Army, the only pause during … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Pain” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

The process of physical fitness is one of God’s many pictures of spiritual growth.  For example, we know that pushing through pain is a necessary part of getting physically stronger, losing weight, building endurance, etc.  And if we try to … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “pain”

This weekly sub-series can assist your physical and relational exercise of 24 dynamics of spiritual fitness in Scripture that parallel physical and relational fitness:  balance, flexibility, initiative, partners, weight, etc.  You can print some or all of the Scriptures and … Continue reading

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“Pain” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “pain”:  leaving the comfort zone.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. training and specific posts … Continue reading

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“Pain” poster

This full color, 8″x10″ JPG is one in a series of twenty-four. It is designed to be framed for your home, office, etc. to promote meditation on Scripture and discussion of the biblical principles outlined in “W.A.I.T. training”, which you … Continue reading

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“Pain” – we are departing the comfort zone

Take a look at these Soldiers going through Taser training. They may have more confidence and greater compassion to use a Taser as necessary, but “Wow!!” Couldn’t they just take that class online?! Unfortunately, no. We can maintain a level … Continue reading

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“Reward” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  REWARD – “Keep your eyes on the Prize” Genesis 15:1, Ecclesiastes 9:11, 1 Corinthians 9:24, Philippians 3:12-16, 1 Timothy 4:7-8, 2 Timothy 4:7-8   What rewards are you enjoying? What results are you pursuing? I ask because the type … Continue reading

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“Maturity” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  MATURITY – “Measure your progress” (Deuteronomy 8, Proverbs 20:29, Ecclesiastes 12, Matthew 18:1-5, Luke 8:14, John 15, Galatians 6:1-5, Ephesians 4:11- 16, Colossians 4:12, Hebrews 5:11-14)   The word “maturity‟ is used in so many different contexts in American … Continue reading

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“Instinct” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

INSTINCT – “To cling or not to cling?” (Proverbs 20:5, Isaiah 30:20-22, Jeremiah 2:23-25, Luke 11:9-13, John 10:27, Galatians 5:16-26, Ephesians 5:28-30, 2 Peter 2:12-13, Jude 10)   Joe Weider was one of the founders of bodybuilding.  One of the tenants … Continue reading

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“Initiative” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

INITIATIVE – “Let’s get started!” (Genesis 42:1ff, Exodus 35:20-29, Proverbs 3:28 and 6:6-11, Matthew 21:28-31, Romans 10:9-15, 2 Corinthians 8:16-17, Hebrews 3:7-12, James 2:14-19)   I remember being so excited when my third son, Caleb, was about twelve year old … Continue reading

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“Hygiene” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

HYGIENE – “Sickness hinders growth” (Isaiah 64:6, Ezekiel 16 (whole chapter) and 36:25-27, Daniel 1:5-19, Zechariah 3:1-4, Matthew 15:1-11, John 13:1-17, Acts 11:1-18, Hebrews 10:19-22, James 1:16-21)   Shortly after my unit arrived in Kuwait before Operation Iraqi Freedom, a lot … Continue reading

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“Hunger” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

HUNGER –  “I am starving for . . .” (Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Nehemiah 9:15, Proverbs 16:26, Psalm 34:10, Matthew 5:6 & Luke 6:21, Romans 16:18, Ephesians 2:1-10 (esp v. 3), Philippians 3:19)   God’s Word says lots of positive things about … Continue reading

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“Genes” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

Genes – (Exodus 4:10-11, Ecclesiastes 12:1-8, Jeremiah 13:23, John 3:6-7, 1 Corinthians 12:14ff, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15) “I was built for comfort, not for speed.” Maybe you’ve heard someone say that when joking about their physique.  Maybe they said it because they were truly … Continue reading

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“Genes” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

GENES – “Born to…?” (Exodus 4:10-11, Ecclesiastes 12:1-8, Jeremiah 13:23, John 3:6-7, 1 Corinthians 12:14ff, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15) “I was built for comfort, not for speed.” Maybe you’ve heard someone say that when joking about their physique.  Maybe they said … Continue reading

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“Fuel” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

FUEL – “Input generally determines output” (Deuteronomy 8:1ff, Psalm 34:8 and 42:1, Isaiah 25:6ff and 55:1-2, John 4:13-14 and 6:35, Hebrews 5:12-14, 1 Peter 2:2-3     Don‟t you hate it when reality jumps up and slaps you in the face? Maybe you’ve been … Continue reading

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“Flexibility” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

FLEXIBILITY – “Always be ready to turn!” (Exodus 32:7-10, Deuteronomy 10:16, 2 Chronicles 30:8, Nehemiah 9:29, Psalm 32:8-9, Ezekiel 36:25-28, Zechariah 7:8-12, Acts 7:49-51) I used to believe that stretching was a useless part of exercise. As an enlisted man at Fort Drum … Continue reading

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“Breath” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

BREATH – “Take it in, give it away” (Genesis 2:7, Job 12:10, Job 32:8, Psalm 150:6, Ezekiel 37:9-10, John 20:21-22, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Revelation 11:4-11) After 25 years, I recently started playing trumpet again and I love it!  But I … Continue reading

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“Balance” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

BALANCE – “True fitness is holistic” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Proverbs 30:7-9, Luke 10:27, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Ephesians 4:15-16, 1 Timothy 5:23) God calls us to live for Him in every area of our lives. See Deuteronomy 6:5-9 and Luke 10:27, for … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “training”

This weekly sub-series can assist your physical and relational exercise of 24 dynamics of spiritual fitness in Scripture that parallel physical and relational fitness:  balance, flexibility, initiative, partners, weight, etc.  You can print some or all of the Scriptures and … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 100: an Introduction

In order to serve a broader audience, I’m pausing the series on Christian Marriage for several weeks to consider how any person (married or not) can be whole in Christ.  But, first, let’s review the biblical backdrop. God calls us … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Restoration” (Revelation 22:1-5)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned … Continue reading

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God bequeaths (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God promotes (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God comforts (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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God heals (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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