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April 10, Monday – Get Moving

Wake Up: 5:15 am


  • 7 RFT: 7 power snatch (95#) + 7 toes to bar = 12:48
  • 50 Pullups
  • 50 Situps
  • 25 Pushups


  • Eggs, oats, cacoa nibs, agave, cinnamon
  • Mixed salad w/ cucumbers
  • Banana & PB
  • Beef, veggies, walnuts
  • Chicken, veggies, seeds
  • Mixed salad w/ chicken and avocado

Daily Devotional (Sat-Mon catching up)

  • Bible in 1 Year Series
    • How to Overcome Your Fears
      1. Psalm 39:1-13. Be honest about your fears
        • most of our fears include money, suffering, death and the brevity of life
        • ‘My hope is in you’ LORD
      2. Luke 8:19-39. Keep trusting in Jesus
        • don’t be overcome by fear but overcome your fear with Jesus
      3. Numbers 29:12-31:24. Fear God and nothing else
        • Jesus is the one perfect sacrifice
        • In Jesus there is neither male nor female – roles and vows
        • Jesus said ‘love your enemies’ – there is no fear in love. but perfect love drives out fear
    • #FollowJesus
      1. Psalm 40:1-8. Follow Jesus’ example
        • follow Jesus’ example and offer yourself to do God’s will
        • those that make the Lord their trust will be blessed
      2. Luke 8:40-9:9. Follow Jesus’ instructions
        • Jesus has the ultimate power and authority
        • we have the power and authority to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick
      3. Numbers 31:25-32:42. Follow Jesus wholeheartedly
    • Your Inheritance
      1. Proverbs 8:22-31. Aim to be full of joy
        • Joy comes first from God’s presence
        • Second, it comes from relationships with other people
        • Third, it comes from God’s creation
        • Fix your eyes on Jesus
      2. Luke 9:10-27. Aim to be full of love
        • No sin – sin is the opposite of love; in SIN the middle letter is ‘I’; the challenge of love requires little acts of self-denial daily
        • No self – if we live a life of self ambition and gain the whole world, it will do us no good at all; the way to find life in all of its fullness is to abandon your life to the love of Jesus and of others; being willing to give up your life is ultimate act of love (v.23-24)
        • No secrecy – if you love Jesus do not be ashamed of him; if you love people you will want everyone to know about Jesus
      3. Numbers 33:1-34:29. Aim to be full of the Spirit
        • As you live in the ‘Spirit’, your life will be changed to produce the fruit of ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’
  • The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick (recently added devotional I added to The Bible App)
    • Know Your Calling
      • Seeking God’s will for your life begins by asking the following questions:
        1. What keeps me awake when I should be falling asleep at night?
          • The answer exposes what makes you mad, cry, what lingers in your mind.
        2. What wakes me up when I should still be sleeping in the morning?
          • This answer uncovers what you value, what you’re committed to and what excites you
      • Deciphering God’s invitation to you:
        1. What are your passions and gifts? You will find your purpose in life at the intersection between these elements
        2. What would you work on or want to do for free?
        3. What energized you as a child? Does it still? Your calling is often directly connected to your childhood
        4. What would you be willing do if you had to take a pay cut? In order to find your calling you might have to blow up your financial goals.
        5. Are there barriers preventing you from finding your true calling? Are you able to begin removing any?
        6. If you are not engaging in your gifts and talents where you are now, could you make changes to do so?

Sparking My Interests

  • Financial Literacy: starts with understanding ones own personal finances. Three keys to take into consideration when first learning are: 1) Savings 2) Spending 3) Debt.
    1. Savings – Goal is to maximize savings; practice delayed gratification; there is a need for emergency funds (>$1000 to start) and build up to at least 6 months livable expenses
    2. Spending – Β Simple! Spend less than you make or else (debt); Budgeting…where is your money going? Every penny matters! Frugality is actually key to spending less. Do you really need a $150 pair of Jordan’s or will a decent pair of Reebok’s for $60 do?
    3. Debt – Truth: nobody should be debt; single worst thing to do to oneself and it is a shame we live in a society who promotes going into debt for certain life events; THOUGHTS -> prior to modern day banking, how did people purchase things they did not have money for? THEY DIDN’T! You either can buy it or you cannot buy it with cash or a means of trade.
  • Quick story: my wife and I are working on aggressively paying off debt while saving enough money for emergency situations that may arise in the distant future. The hardest part is spending. It is super easy to spend money, especially on things we do not need (eating out, certain social events, clothes, sporting goods).
  • GOAL: spend less money, especially on things we know we should not be doing. STICK to the PLAN!

Daily Motivation


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