Category Archives: Workout Wednesdays

God’s Word is filled with images of physical fitness that communicate spiritual truths: running the good race, boxing the air, eating well, resting, etc.

Through this weekly series, I will outline specific practical ways that you can use physical exercise to strengthen your spirit and your relationships in the Body of Christ. The training videos, t-shirt designs, devotional thoughts, and more can be used for your personal devotions or small group Bible studies.

“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:7-‬8)

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“Sacrifice” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “sacrifice”:  because “no” could save your life.  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 … Continue reading

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“Reward” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “reward”:  keep your eyes on the prize.  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 … Continue reading

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“Partners” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “partners”:  we need each other.  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” (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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“Maturity” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “maturity”:  how and why to measure our spiritual progress.  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. … Continue reading

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“Instinct” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “instinct”:  we may need to listen to that still, small voice, but it very much depends on whose voice it is.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may … Continue reading

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“Initiative” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “initiative”, because real progress starts with simply getting started.  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. … Continue reading

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“Image” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “image”, because how we look is not nearly as important as who’s looking.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles … Continue reading

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“Hygiene” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “hygiene”, because it’s true that sickness hinders growth – physically and spiritually.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and … Continue reading

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“Hunger” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “hunger”:  for what are we really craving?  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 … Continue reading

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“Genes” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “genes”:  born to . . . to what?  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 … Continue reading

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“Fuel” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “fuel”:  input generally determines output.  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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“Form” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “form”:  it is how and why we play that counts.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on … Continue reading

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“Flexibility” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “balance” (wholeness) in our faith and following of Jesus.  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. … Continue reading

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“Breath” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “breath” – taking in and giving out real Life from Christ.  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos … Continue reading

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“Balance” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “balance” (wholeness) in our faith and following of Jesus.  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. … Continue reading

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“Weight” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

WEIGHT – “B.M.O.C!”  “Heavy!”  “Phat!” (Genesis 11:4, 1 Samuel 2:29, Ecclesiastes 1:2-3, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Ephesians 3:14-19 and 4:11-13, Colossians 2:6-10)   Some expressions are popular with every generation. You’ve probably heard some of the ones on the left. Images … Continue reading

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“Vision” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

VISION – “Identify the goal, and start walking!” Numbers 22:31, 2 Kings 6:17-20, Psalm 119:18, John 9:1ff, 1 Corinthians 9:26-27, Philippians 3:12-14, Hebrews 12:2-3   By now, you may have a better understanding of how and why you need to grow … Continue reading

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“Training” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  TRAINING – “Show me, teach me, stick with me!!” 2 Samuel 22:35, 2 Chronicles 2:12-14, Psalm 144:1ff, Proverbs 22:6, Luke 6:40, 1 Corinthians 9:25, Ephesians 6:4, 1 Timothy 4:7-8, Hebrews 5:14 and 12:11 In this age of ubiquitous technology, much … Continue reading

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“Tools” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

TOOLS – “Use what God has given you!” (Genesis 4:17-26, Judges 16:25-30, 2 Samuel 22:36, Isaiah 6:1-8 and 59:15-18, Jeremiah 38:7-13, Joel 3:9-11, Micah 4:1-5, Zechariah 3:1-4, Ephesians 6:10-18)   As a man, I appreciate a good tool box – even … Continue reading

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“Stress” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  STRESS – “Progress will usually cost you” (Judges 3:1-2, John 12:24, 2 Timothy 2:3-7, Romans 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 10:13, James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:6-7, 2 Peter 1:5-8)   In the last few years, I’ve had to be more creative … Continue reading

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“Stamina” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

STAMINA – “Good beginnings aren’t enough” Proverbs 24:16, Isaiah 40:21-26, Hosea 10:12, Galatians 5:6-7 and 6:9-10, Ephesians 6:16-18, 1 Timothy 6:11-12, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, Hebrews 12:4-13   On 24 June 2011, the University of Virginia’s Cavaliers and the University of … Continue reading

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“Safety” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

Safety – “Watch yourself – others need you!” Proverbs 4:23; 11:14, 18:10; and 25:28, Jeremiah 12:5, Matthew 12:25-29, Luke 11:21-22, 1 Corinthians 6:12-13   Military communities are big on safety. We require our Soldiers to be immunized; motorcycle riders and bicyclists … Continue reading

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“Sacrifice” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  SACRIFICE – “’No’ could save your life!” Proverbs 25:27-28, Matthew 5:27-30 and Mark 8:34-36, Romans 12:1-3, 1 Corinthians 10:23-33, 2 Timothy 2:3-4, Hebrews 12:1-3 I’ve read several books on counseling that describe all people as addicts in some form … 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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