THE SCENE: 65 and prefect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Explained that YHC can’t do 3 things at once. Exercise & Count & Pray for ya’ll and the day. So today we just worked out based on time it took others to do stuff. No counting required.
High Knees -while: Explained the above
Side Straddle Hop-while: Each HIM did 1 Burpee in sequence
Plank (High, Right, Left, 6 inches)-while: Each HIM ran the outside of the circle 1 at a time
Moroccan night club, Overhead clap, Arm circles -while: Each HIM ran the outside of the circle 1 at a time
Flutter Kicks -while: YHC Bear Crawled the inside of the circle
Mosey to the close guardrail where one HIM did prison-cell-merkin-burpee’s while everyone else did guardrail dips. Then Clap Merkins on the guardrail while each him did one burpee.
Mosey, with a little Bernie, to the coupon pile (which was nicely cleaned up) where we played “Simon Hey Ho He” Each guy added one CMU exercise to a sequence and if we got it wrong we had to do a burpee (which in the end seemed far easier than the sequence, and made counting seem super simple.)
|Wall Hang on brick wall with holes
||Sprint for Sign
Let others try out the inner circle bear crawl while they called out a Mary Exercise. Hello Dolly, Flutter kicks, Freddie Mercury, Low plank
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 quality HIMs: 7 were rushers
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Today we didn’t count exercises but I want to talk about making today count.
My good friend from college, Julien, does an awesome job of making every day count. He is perhaps the smartest guy I know and when he isn’t turning a company around or becoming the CEO of a bio tech company he is rehabbing a 300 year old barn by hand. The guy works amazingly hard.
A few years back he was down in Mexico at a conference and took some clients out deep sea fishing. They didn’t catch anything. When they returned to the harbor they see a local fisherman and his son in a tiny dinghy with 3 huge fish. Julien, impressed at the catch asked him: “Sir, How did you do that? How long did it take you?”
“Señor, it’s what I’ve done for years. My son and I caught these in a little less than an hour.”
Julien responded, “That’s amazing! Are you going out to catch more?”
“No Señor. This is more than enough for my family and I’ll sell one at market. Tomorrow is soon enough.”
Julien, a bit confused but intrigued by this mindset asked, “Can I ask, what do you do with your time?”
The Mexican fisherman replied, “I get up early and spend some time with God, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip a glass of wine and play guitar with my amigos: I have a full and busy life, señor.”
Julien offered to help the fisherman make a business of this man’s fishing talent. “My name is Julien and went to the best business school in the US. I’m a CEO and love making business succeed. I want to invest in you. Can I help you build a business of this? You could take clients fishing, get a bigger boat, heck a fleet of boats, then make a business of it. We’d sell the extra catch direct to the distributer, cutting out the middle man, you could make millions!”
“What would this take señor? How long would it take?”
“You’d move to Mexico city and run the business, in 15, no maybe only 10 years, you bring the company public, huge IPO! You’d have enough money to do whatever you want. What would you do with that kind of freedom?”
The Mexican fisherman looked off to sea and smiled as he thought of the possibilities. Then locked eyes with Julien. “Julien, I know just what I’d do. I’d move to a small coastal village, much like this one. I get up early and spend some time with God, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip a glass of wine and play guitar with my amigos.”
And from that day on, Julien lived his life differently.
Okay, I’ll admit, most of that isn’t a true story. Julien is a real friend, talented hard working CEO. I don’t know if Julien has ever been to Mexico. The parable, you may have heard before, I heard years ago. But it speaks to the scripture I want to share for today:
Psalm 90:12 “So, Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
The “so” points back to the first 11 verses that give us God’s perspective on time. He was before the mountains were formed and our lives are but a breath. But then it goes on to ask for God’s favor, wisdom – for Him to satisfy us and make us glad and see Him for who He is.
God’s perspective on time is very important to ponder. Take some time today to realize God’s eternal nature and his perspective. What are you striving after? Your past doesn’t matter; you plans don’t matter. What matters: Where is your heart with Jesus right now and are you willing to do more with Him?
Maybe that means to spend extra time with your wife or kids. Maybe it’s difficult, but life altering conversations. Maybe it’s just helping a neighbor in need.
Read Psalm 90 and consider these things.
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