Hey Y’all! I hope you had a great day. I’m sorry to be sending this so late, my schedule is all over the place for the next 10 days. I was afraid I was not even going to have a chance to post, but it looks like I might be good. Tonight, I am sharing a few things. First, I am so excited to say I received the first of many shipments of ALLPURE Hand Sanitizer. You can find more about this amazing, new line of germ defenders at www.allpurebrand.com. This product is completely changing the game for keeping your hands sanitized!
I’m really feeling Hillsong Worship and everything they are putting out right now, so here is our Song-of-the-Day.
11For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 12Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 13Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. 14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 15Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. (1 John 3:11-15)
When Jesus came to live among us, He put all the old laws to rest. That may have seemed liberating to many. We could eat whatever we wanted, love who God designed us to love, and no longer judge anyone. But Jesus raised the bar much higher with how we treated one another. Just as John wrote here, Jesus taught the world through the Sermon on the Mount that hating another was as guilty as a sin as murder. I still struggle with this expectation. I try not to hate others, especially those that are blatantly evil, choose to be ignorant, and purposely hurt others, but Jesus says He will judge my hatred just as harshly as He will judge a murderer. That’s crazy. But you know what, honestly, it makes life much easier. Just love everyone, that covers, well, EVERYONE.
Reading plan: 1 John 4:1-6
Deeper reading plan: Micah 6
Prayer and meditation: Today we thank God for the brave women and men currently serving in all our military branches. We pray for their protection and for them to always make the best decisions in hostile times to protect innocent lives and our nation’s interests. Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray for revival that is permanent and world changing.
Fitness challenge: Day 73-73 reps of the following:
- Hand-release Push-up
- Jumping squat
- Leg lift
Distance run day: 6 miles at a nice comfortable pace.