F3 Knoxville

Let the Lord Build Your House

Workout Date: 6 Oct 2021
QIC: Blindside

THE SCENE: Rain was coming and going… Moved to the Splash Pad pavilion. Choir Boy still needed his running shoes though… 

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Did this, very few questions, forgot to tell them I had my phone. They knew though, they knew. 


Blindside warmy-upy things


  1. Sea Biscuit from the Splash Pad (1 lap = down the ramp and around Stonehenge)
  • 1 Lap → 30 Merkins → Box Cutters 
  • 2 laps → 30 Box Jumps → Flutter Kicks 
  • 3 Laps → 30 Dips → Freddie Mercury 
  • 4 Laps → 30 Imperial Squat Walkers (Knee/Knee/Squat = 1) → Hello Dolly
  •  Not a race. PAX completes ab work until the SIX completes the exercise
  1. Cindy Crawford AMRAP at the Bathhouse: Timer set to 13 minutes (Time left in the workout)
  • 5 Pull-ups 
  • 10 Merkins
  • 15 Squats 
  • 20 LBCs
  • 25 V-ups 


Right over left & left over right stretching. Kobra Kai stretching until the time is called 


6 HIMs. 0 FNGs. 


“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”


The quote above is from C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity. God is in the process of making you into something magnificent.  This is especially true if you have suffered a great deal in your life.  God will tear down the walls of your life, and He will rebuild them into something that can house His glory.  We often wonder why God is allowing such great suffering in our lives.  The answer is quite simple, however; some of us have major walls to be torn down.  On the other hand, as a Christian, it is always worth it to endure the tearing down process because, in the end, the beauty that is created is more magnificent than we could have imagined.   Often, we are content to be “a decent little cottage”, however, this is the Christian equivalent to being lukewarm.  God wants to build something incredibly beautiful in you. For some of us, that means extensive renovation.