Having not planned today’s Q till 8:45 last night, I drove to Crabtree Valley after my son’s bball game to plan it out, understanding the weather forecast called for ice. Figuring I needed to keep it under cover, and with my proclaimed lack of affinity for long distance running, I came up with something to cover both. Here is how today went
Circle Up for Warmup….5 PAX in attendance
- SSH x 20
- Imperial Walkers x 15
- Fazio’s x 8…then reverse x 8
- Windmills x 15
- Good Mornings x 15
Mozey (or is it Mauzy?) to bottom up ramp and partner up for 11s. Here is what made up one repetition of the 11.
- Burpees at bottom, starting at 1
- Sprint ramp, then make turn
- Partner Carry straight away, then make turn
- Sprint ramp, then make turn
- Flapjack, Partner Carry Straight away
- Merkins at top, starting at 10
- Run down stairway to bottom ramp and start again at 2 Burpees, etc.
We got to 8 Burpees at the bottom ramp before time ran out. 11…a number only, but today’s version put a King Daddy beat down on at least the Q here. Be on the lookout for a repeat performance of this one by Orwell.
- BLTs x 30
- Windshield Wipers x 11
- Merican Hammers x 20
- Sign up for USMC Mudrun April 11
- The Arena this Friday…Post….you will be Blessed as much as the Healing Place PAX
- Friar Tuck & Grady lead “The Forum” every Monday…12:00 Panera Bread in Whole Foods shopping center at Six Forks/Spring Forest. Study is book of John
- Azul took to floor and spoke of F3s Blessings to him over the last 6 months…one being he has lost 40 lbs!
- Prayer Requests: Pray for John Risly, Prayers for Hush Puppies two family members battling cancer, Many PAX have family members with Alzheimers
I read today’s devotion below from Os Hillman. Take time to read it. Is a good one.
PAX who have yet to Q, take the step of Faith and lead. Once you do it one time you will not only be hooked, it will raise F3s value even more so to you. Ask anyone who Qs and they will confirm this.
…”Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to move on.” – Exodus 14:15
Moses had brought the whole nation of Israel, approximately 600,000, to a dead end in the desert. The only thing between Israel and Pharaoh’s pursuing army was the Red Sea. This was after ten plagues God had inflicted on Pharaoh to motivate him to free the Israelites. Finally, Pharaoh had freed Moses and the people, and they left Egypt. They thought they were home free. “Freedom at last,” they said. But God did a strange thing. He directed Moses to take a route that led to the Red Sea, instead of the northern route around the Red Sea. God explained that He didn’t want them fighting the enemies they would have encountered on this route. But still, there was the issue of the Red Sea.
They finally arrived at the Red Sea, and the people were wondering where they would go from there. News hit the camp: Pharaoh had changed his mind. He was coming after them with his army. Panic set in. The defenseless Israelites cried out, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?…It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” (Ex. 14:11b-12)
God sometimes brings each of us to a “Red Sea” in our life. It may be a work problem that can’t be solved. It may be a marriage that seems to be failing. It may be a debilitating disease. Whatever your Red Sea, God tells us one thing: “Keep moving.” The Red Sea was before them, yet God was angered at Moses and told him to “Keep moving.”
“But Lord, the Red Sea is before me.” “Keep moving.” When we live by sight, we act on what we see. God sets this stage in dramatic fashion. God is into the dramatic. There is no way out without God here. That is just the way He wants it. No one will get glory except God.
A friend once admonished me when I was in the midst of an extremely difficult time in my life, “You must not withdraw from being proactive in your faith just because of this trial that you are in. God’s hand is on your life. There are too many who are depending on you to fulfill the purposes God has in your life. Keep moving! Keep investing yourself in others.” I didn’t feel like it. I was in too much pain. But I did it anyway. God met me at the point of my greatest need once I decided simply to be obedient. Getting past myself by investing myself in others helped heal the pain. There is great healing when we look past our own problems and seek to invest ourselves in others for the sake of Christ. This is when our own Red Seas become parted. We begin to walk to freedom. But we will never experience the miracle of the Red Sea in our lives if we don’t first “Keep moving.”