Happy Monday Friends! I had a wild weekend at work, but it was all worth it when I went for my bi-monthly run through Savannah’s majestic squares.
In my experience (which isn’t much) there is no city in America that has a perfect marriage of God and man as Savannah. By that I mean the city preserved so much of God’s natural beauty and American history and culture in a perfect blend of stunning scenery. Come visit and let me know what you think!
16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16)
It is hard to admit when we do something wrong, even if it is to our peers. But this is a good way to move on from any sins. The Catholics have their confessional, James urges the church body to do the same to one another here. And really, this is the best audience to confess, because we know our peers are much like us, non-judgmental, encouraging, passionate protectors of the faith. So when you do slip, don’t beat yourself up about it, confess your mistakes to God and your fellowship. Pray about it and move on. No one is perfect. The world has only seen one perfect person in all of humanity. And that perfector of faith and peace is the High Priest who forgives all your sins, over and over again.
Reading plan: 1 Peter 4:1-11
Deeper reading plan: Joel 2:28-32
Prayer and meditation: Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray for peace and common sense to infect the minds of Americans. Pray for civility and calm and for Christians to be a beacon of hope and consistency for all those who may face increased anxiety in this coming month. Pray for revival that is permanent and world changing.
Fitness challenge: Day 49-49 reps each:
- Hand-release Push-up
- Jumping squat
- Leg lifts
Run: Monday-resistance running day. Whatever you used last week, get after it again. This week, perform 18 sprints with whatever resistance you can come up with, add a half mile warm-up and cool-down.