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Physical and Spiritual Fitness

To continue where we started the year we are talking about how Christian Dads have to maintain their physical and spiritual fitness levels. It is not something that can only be looked at every once in awhile it is something that must continually be maintained. I shared with you in our last encounter about my goals for the year. Let’s discuss where I have gotten so far in my journey for fitness.

Physical Fitness

I mentioned to you guys already that I will be participating in two races in February. They are back to back so the amount of training that I have to do in order to be fit enough to complete both races is very extensive. Now these are not ordinary races, they are Spartan races. Spartan Races are obstacle races that test you at every level of your endurance. You have to be ready for everything that they can throw at you. This is important because no 2 races are the same. Even when you do the same race the next year it will not be the same race that you ran the year before. Today I got in 5 miles of Cardio and I did a strength workout in the gym. It is very tiring at times but I have a goal that I have set for myself and the only way that I am going to be able to meet my goal is if I prepare for what is to come at the end of next month. We as Fathers have to be fit if we are going to be able to do the fun things with our children. If we want to be able to still run around and play ball with our Grandchildren. The work that we do now when it comes to our physical fitness sets us up for our future. Preparation is the key.

Spiritual Fitness

I have started my second goal as well. I mentioned the book that I have started to read and will probably be complete with it by the time we are to speak again through this blog. When I am done reading the book I will be sure to give a quick synopsis on what I feel like I have learned from this book and let you know what book I will be reading next. As this blog post was written I have not been given any suggestions from you the reader and I would love to get to know more about your spiritual fitness journey by reading books that God has blessed you with. 50 books may seem like a lot of books to some but I fill that with sacrifice and God on my side that it can be done.

My church is currently doing a fast for the next 14 days. While I am fasting and going through my journey with these goals drop some prayer request so that I may pray for the things that you are going through in your life.

Yours In Christ,

A Christian Dad

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A Christian Dad on a Whole New Level!

I had to take a personal break from writing and communicating through my blog. It was hard for me because I had set up Calendar reminders to tell me when to write. I had to take a break because I had lost focus. I don’t feel that I was meeting the intent of what I had originally sought out to meet. Now that we are in a new year I want to bring forth a new focus to the blog. I want to talk to you from a fitness prospective. Now I’m not talking about just physical fitness but spiritual fitness as well. Our families now when we are fit and they know when we are not. So to begin this year I am going to share with you some goals that I plan to complete between now and the end of the year. These goals have spiritual aspiration and physical aspiration. I pray that as you read through what my two main goals are that you will be able to help me complete them as well as join in on the journey of Fitness with me.

My first goal is to read 50 books this year. This is a very attainable task but in order for them to count they have to be Christian/ ministry based. They also can not be assigned by any school that I attend just in case I find myself starting my Masters degree this year. I have already started one it is entitled Being A Disciple: Counting the Real Cost it is written by Kay Arthur, Tom and Jane Hart. It is more of a book set up for a small group bible study but I realize in order to find good text to teach your small groups from you have to first read the lesson yourself. With this goal I would like for you guys to help by recommending books that you think will help me in ministry. In my endeavor to read 50 Christian Books this year I will surely get to them all and if not this year next year I will continue the quest of knowledge and spiritual fitness.

My next goal is for physical fitness. I would not consider myself the most fit person in the world but I am decently fit. I plan to participate this year In three Spartan Races I am already signed up for 2 of them and will sign up for the third after I complete the first ones. I have started a training plan that should help me to be in well enough shape to complete the races respectably. I would like for you as my followers to support me by being encouraging and just sending words of encouragement as I share with you my suck sessions of workouts. To begin the year I did an 8 mile ruck march and did 10 squats every quarter mile for a total of 320 squats. It was a good start to the year and it was very taxing on my body so I know that I have a lot of work to do if I’m going to be in shape enough to complete two races in one weekend.

The Workout map

With proper nutrition and prayer while I workout I feel that my body will be in tip top shape for my upcoming goals. I know that God is preparing me for something great and the only way that I will be able to complete what he has in store is if I go into a time of preparation. I pray that everyone who reads this leaves me a book to read and a prayer to get me through the physical test that God is going to put me through this year.

Yours in Christ,

A Christian Dad