THE SCENE: Perfect June morning, 60s and no rain
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Projectivators, tempo squats, Hairy rockettes, tempo merkins, mountain climbers
START A TIMER – 40 minutes
10-round escalator, as follows:
Round 1: Burpees x 5
Round 2: 1 + Squat Thrusters with CMU x 10
Round 3: 1-2 + CMU Bicep Curls x 15
Round 4: 1-3 + Merkins x 20
Round 5: 1-4 + Little Baby Crunches (LBCs) x 25
Round 6: 1-5 + Lunges x 30 (15 each leg)
Round 7: 1-6 + Carolina Dry Docks x 35
Round 8: 1-7 + Mountain Climbers x 40 (two-count)
Round 9: 1-8 + Goblet Squats with CMU x 45
Round 10: 1-9 + American Hammer with CMU x 50 (single-count)
If you finish before time is up, start back at Round 1 and do a 2nd (or 3rd…) set!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Headshot as well.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
When I reflect on the struggles of the church today, one of the main points I see against us is the tendency that church people have for attempting to project righteousness in spite of their internal condition. My experience with many different faith paths is that, at least in my part of the world, we train one another to “look right” but not much to BE right. We are good at saying churchy sounding things and picking churchy sounding activities, but in every case I have ever gotten a look into, behind that picture there was brokenness and turmoil. Why? I propose that we have lost a key piece of the ancient faith, confession.
There are few activities more trying and painful and difficult and, consequently, developmental than confessing my personal faults. Confessing to the Lord is a great start, but if you really want to get serious, you need to speak to another human being. Confession is the spiritual equivalent of the physical training we did today. NOBODY wants to do it, but those who do are easy to spot.
Want to learn empathy? Turn your eyes inward and gaze on your own failings, and you will find yourself much more understanding of others. Want to learn humility? Learn to see your own sins. Want to deepen your relationship with God? Give Him a few minutes each day to show him the things where you know you failed, then let him show you some places you didn’t realize you failed, and end by dwelling in His unbounded forgiveness. This is one of the most powerful, fulfilling and empowering forms of prayer. You don’t even realize how weighed down you are by your guilt until you let it go.
Speaking of guilt, let me mention that there is a little cultural defense the enemy has put in place against this life giving practice. It’s the idea that somehow it is morbid and unhealthy to dwell on your own faults. Like all effective lies, it isn’t entirely false. There are some people who struggle with an obsession with their own failings. But that isn’t most of us. Most of us could stand to spend a little more time. Second, this is not exactly the same thing. The unhealthy version of fault dwelling must be underpinned by the lack of experience with forgiveness. When you approach God with your faults, you must always do so with the image of Jesus in your mind, bleeding and dying upon the cross, and yet asking for his Father to forgive the ones who did it to him. He will make the same appeal for you is only you ask, and you will be forgiven.
It actually didn’t go terribly long. Quick warmup, blocks on hand, explained and got right to it.
Convergence July 8th @ Shamrock, F3 in the nude – July 29th @ The Cove at Concord Park