Murph Monday – 4.12.21

16 HIMs had fun getting better running miles and cranking out reps this morning.  We also worked hard :wink:.  At least 16 of us have met the #grit lab merkins quota for today.  The weather felt great!
@Lone Star, @Operation, @Mike Leak, @Hot Mic, @Tiny Dancer, @Fertile Myrtle, @Frisbee Buff, @Chowdah, @Pancreas, @Glamour Shots, @Dizzy Gillespie, @Joey Freshwater, @Dipstick, @Tijuana, @Three’s Company, YHC @Peewee

Traditional Murph Day
1-mile run
100 pull-ups
200 Merkins
300 squats

F3 dads- 4/25 @Dizzy Gillespie to provide signup info.  3:00 on a Sunday afternoon at Fort Pain. But that day it will be “Fort Fun”, per Dizzy.  Bring your 2.0s for a fun event!
Preservation Park Trail race – @Chowdah meeting with Well tomorrow to work out some details.
Target date: May 22 – Look for ways to serve
Tomorrow night: @Dipstick reminded us of the automotive FUEL ministry he and @Sully, and maybe others we know are a part of- 5:30-7:00 come hang out, bring a car/motorcycle if you want. It’s at Wellspring Christian Church.
Gauntlet: Saturday in Nolensville – starts at 5:30.  Look for clown car info to be posted on slack.  Should last approximately 2.5 hours.
@Pancreas reminded us to Refocus Murph around goals!  Pick something to improve on (overall Murph time, mile 1 time, mile 2 time, increasing number of pull-ups, etc.) and reach toward that goal each week.

Prayer Requests:
-@Joey Freshwater’s friend Joe in the hospital.  COVID is gone, but he’s having many other health issues.
-@2Buck while he’s going through the job search/interview process
@Glamour Shots – son in military.  Give him guidance to follow the right crowds and influence friends for good

“Character is a slowly forming thing.  You can no more force character on someone than you can force a tree to produce fruit when it is not ready to do so.  The person has to choose, again and again, to develop the moral muscles and skills which will shape and form the fully flourishing character.”
After You Believe
By N.T. Wright

This was a quote about spiritual transformation within a person, but the principle within it is so applicable to the other two “Fs” as well.  Health and fitness transformations do not happen overnight, nor do efforts to start and establish new relationships, or to enrich existing ones.
How do you really change?

Whether there’s an addiction your trying to overcome, a spiritual discipline you’re trying to master, a health/fitness metric your trying to achieve….,you can’t just decide you’re a different person and expect it to be so.
Transformation happens over time, and is not easily pinpointed to a precise moment or easily identifiable turning point.
You often don’t know you’ve changed until you look up a year down the road and wonder “How did I end up here?”
Transformation happens one decision at a time.   Each time we decide well, we get stronger, and it’s easier to decide well the next time.
What’s the next right thing?  Do that!  Then do the next right thing, then the next, then the next.
One bad decision or misstep does not transform you unless you decide, over and over, to continue the bad choice.  This would apply to fitness, sin in your life, relationships, etc.
Just as one good decision doesn’t define you, neither does a bad one.  It matters what you determine to do NEXT.

3 Fs
Fitness:  what’s the next right thing you can do today that will change your health/fitness trajectory for the better?
Fellowship:  what’s the next right thing
you can do today that will help change the trajectory of one relationship in your life for the better?

Faith:  What is the next right thing you can do today to help change the trajectory of your faith and your relationship with God for the better?
“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:5-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬
@Peewee out

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