|8 PAX showed up for what I tweeted was to be an easy workout. I meant to say simple, which it was…but simple doesn’t necessarily equate to easy. Here is how it went:
Main Workout: THE BEAST WITH SUICIDES AN ADDED BONUS. Each of the below five exercises was done 5 times as a suicide..with the length of the entire parking lot being 50 yards and each stop at 10 yard increments. This made for a nice high heart rate!
Mosey to the Pick Nick Tables for:
Annoucements: Mud Run Saturday, THE MULE October something (I said 25th…hope this is correct).
Prayer Announcements: Cherrie Berrie has an employee whose 10 year old son Dominick broke his arm badly. Pray for the high school children and families who have been hurt and killed in car accidents.
YHC read today’s Oswald Chambers Devotion below….then Higgins led us out with a Powerful Prayer.
To Lead as Q is always a Blessing. I did miss seeing Au Pair today though.
The Sphere Of Exaltation
October 1, 2014
Jesus leadeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves. — Mark 9:2
We have all had times on the mount, when we have seen things from God’s standpoint and have wanted to stay there; but God will never allow us to stay there. The test of our spiritual life is the power to descend; if we have power to rise only, something is wrong. It is a great thing to be on the mount with God, but a man only gets there in order that afterwards he may get down among the devil-possessed and lift them up. We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle. Spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount. We feel we could talk like angels and live like angels, if only we could stay on the mount. The times of exaltation are exceptional, they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware lest our spiritual selfishness wants to make them the only time.
We are apt to think that everything that happens is to be turned into useful teaching, it is to be turned into something better than teaching, viz., into character. The mount is not meant to teach us anything, it is meant to make us something. There is a great snare in asking – What is the use of it? In spiritual matters we can never calculate on that line. The moments on the mountain tops are rare moments, and they are meant for something in God’s purpose.