THE SCENE: Clear and a bit on the cool side. Upper 30s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
40ish SSH waiting for Mayberry to pull up his panties or something
5x Cherry Pickers
5x Cobra Burpees
10x Tempo Merkins
10x Imperial Squat Walkers
15x LBAC each way plus Grady Corns
Starting in the parking lot, 24 merkins at each end for 48 total.
Mosey to the soccer field at Watt road.
12 merkins and 12 BBS at each corner for 48 total of each
Mosey to the Bob Leonard side soccer field
8 merkins, 8 BBS, 8 squat jumps at each corner plus the midfield line for 48 total of each
Mosey to the upper soccer field
6 merkins, 6 BBS, 6 squat jumps, 6 8-count body builders at each corner of an 8-stop figure-8 lap around the field for 48 total of each
Finished with enough time to head to the bars and do 4 sets of 12 E-Z Ups
Mosey back to the AO and get in a few flutter kicks.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX this morning including FNG Resistor (Rich Crompton)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
From My Utmost for His Highest – March 30:
The reason many of us stop praying and become hard toward God is that we only have an emotional interest in prayer. It sounds good to say that we pray, and we read books on prayer which tell us that prayer is beneficial— that our minds are quieted and our souls are uplifted when we pray. But Isaiah implied in this verse that God is amazed at such thoughts about prayer.
Worship and intercession must go together; one is impossible without the other. Intercession means raising ourselves up to the point of getting the mind of Christ regarding the person for whom we are praying (see Philippians 2:5). Instead of worshiping God, we recite speeches to God about how prayer is supposed to work. Are we worshiping God or disputing Him when we say, “But God, I just don’t see how you are going to do this”? This is a sure sign that we are not worshiping. When we lose sight of God, we become hard and dogmatic. We throw our petitions at His throne and dictate to Him what we want Him to do. We don’t worship God, nor do we seek to conform our minds to the mind of Christ. And if we are hard toward God, we will become hard toward other people.
Are we worshiping God in a way that will raise us up to where we can take hold of Him, having such intimate contact with Him that we know His mind about the ones for whom we pray? Are we living in a holy relationship with God, or have we become hard and dogmatic?
Do you find yourself thinking that there is no one interceding properly? Then be that person yourself. Be a person who worships God and lives in a holy relationship with Him. Get involved in the real work of intercession, remembering that it truly is work— work that demands all your energy, but work which has no hidden pitfalls. Preaching the gospel has its share of pitfalls, but intercessory prayer has none whatsoever.
Mark your calendars for Swan Cabin weekend – Sept. 16-18