April 24 – Getting on Track

Wake Up:

  • 5:00 am

Train:

  • Front Squat: 145 x 4, 167.5 x 4, 177.5 x 4, 202.5 x 4
  • Deadlift: 202.5 x 4, 237.5 x 4, 252.5 x 4, 287.4 x 4
  • Barbell Good Mornings: 4 x 10 at 65lbs
  • Barbell Rows: 4 x 10 at 65lbs
  • Kettlebell Deadlifts on box w/ band: 4 x 10 at 24kg
  • Lunge: 5 min

Nutrition:

  • Eggs, Oats w/ cacoa nibs, honey, cinnamon; spinach
  • Bulletproof coffee
  • Chicken, veggies, 1/2 avocado
  • Sausage, veggies, 1/2 avocado, M&Ms
  • Salad w/ tuna, sweet potato w/ KG butter

Daily Devotion:

  • Bible in 1 Year Series (5 days’ worth)
    • What is God Like?
      1. Psalm 45:1-9. King Jesus
        • Jesus said, ‘Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.’
        • Trinity: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit
      2. Luke 15:1-32. Loving Father
        • Rather than the disgrace we deserve, we receive forgiveness and love
      3. Deuteronomy 19:1-20:20. Holy Judge
        • God is a holy God and a God of justice
  • It’s a Party!
    1. Psalm 44:13-26. Cry out to God as King
      • Sometimes you may face difficulties in your life, not because you are doing something wrong, but because you are doing something right.
      • Suffering is not necessarily a result of disobedience to the King
      • Opposition is not necessarily a sign of failure on part of God’s people
    2. Luke 14:15-35. Accept the invitation of the King
      • Jesus supplies the food the satisfies the hunger in your heart. It fills the spiritual vacuum. It satisfies your hunger for meaning and purpose in life.
      • Excuses to why people do not accept:
        • Property – must go and see it
        • Possessions – try them out
        • People – engaged with friends
      • The cost of following Jesus, which may include suffering does not compare to:
        • What you receive
        • The cost of not following Jesus
        • What it cost him to make it possible
  1. Deuteronomy 16:21-18:22. Worship Jesus as your God and King
    • Jesus is the one and only true king
    • Warning of worshipping other ‘gods’
    • Warning to avoid fortune-tellers, psychics, horoscopes, tarot cards, palm readings and other such activities
    • Let God be your guide as far as your future is concerned
  • How to Avoid the Titanic Mistake
    1. Proverbs 9:13-18. Root out secret sin
      • Integrity in relationships
      • Temptations abound and the lure is strong, yet this is total deception
      • If you set your mind on what is sinful nature desires it leads to death
      • The mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace
    2. Luke 16:1-18. Sort out your attitude to money
      • Money is a tool – how we use our money on earth can have eternal consequences; your money can be used to see God’s rule and reign coming in to people’s lives
      • Money is a test – be honest and trustworthy steward of everything God has given you, including money; if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
      • Money is a threat – you cannot be a slave to two masters; money is to be used, not loved; don’t love money and use people; love people and use money
    3. Deuteronomy 21:1-22:30. Receive the promise of the Spirit
      • Jesus spoke strongly about the need for marriage vows to be honored
      • Protecting the vulnerable – rape victims
      • Consideration is to be shown to neighbors – it is not enough to do no harm, positively do them good; duty of care
  • Remember
    1. Psalm 45:10-17. Remember Jesus always
      • Generations come and go but the name of Jesus will be remembered forever
    2. Luke 16:19-17:10. Remember the poor
      • The rich man was judged for his failure to act on behalf of the poor
      • We are challenged to repent and put our faith in Jesus
      • Live a life of constant forgiveness; forgive even those who sin against you seven times a day
      • Great faith leads to humility
      • Faith is a muscle that grows by stretching. One of the ways to increase your faith is by doing something God asks you to do
    3. Deuteronomy 23:1-25:19. Remember what God has done for you
      • Generosity towards the poor was not a matter left to each individual’s conscience, it was a matter of law
      • We remember that at one time we also were enslaved in sin: Jesus redeemed you from that slavery
      • Constantly remember what Jesus has done for you; Holy Communion
  • His Presence
    1. Psalm 46:1-11. ‘The Lord Almighty is with us’
      • God’s presence is with his people through the Holy Spirit
      • Blessings that come from knowing God:
        • Peace – God is our refuge and our strength
        • Joy – heart
        • Security – God is within us, we will not fall
        • Protection – God fights for us and protects us
  1. Luke 17:11-37. ‘The Kingdom of God is among you’
    • God’s presence: ‘NOW’ – it is already among us; Jesus inaugurated the kingdom of God, Holy Spirit
    • God’s presence: ‘Not Yet’ – one day Jesus will return; we will experience the presence of God forever
    • If you lose your life in denying yourself and serving Jesus, you will actually find life in all its fullness
    • Thank God for his blessings
  2. Deuteronomy 26:1-28:14. ‘The presence of the Lord’
    • Sin is what takes us away from the presence of the Lord
    • Avoid idol worship, dishonoring families, theft, leading the blind astray, injustice, sexual immorality, murder and bribery
    • Obedience daily

What I Am Reading:

  • Common Law Handbook

What I Am Listening To:

  • Better Humanology Podcast S2 Ep. 42: Developting GREAT Habits, Movement, Nutrition and Productivity with Ryan DeBell
  • The Art of Manliness (AOM) Podcast Ep. 296: How to find your life’s purpose
  • AOM Podcast Ep. 297: Make your kid a money genius
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