Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Daily 7

 Good Morning! Today we begin with the Marine Corps Daily 7. These are 4-count exercises.  I will count the cadence.  You will count the repititions.  Your first exercise is:

Side straddle Hop

Push Ups

Mountain Climbers

Bend and Thrust

And other exercises that have changed over the years, generally to make sure all muscle groups were targeted.  They will surely change again as the fitness gurus learn more, but this routine of seven exercises most always preceded whatever fitness training was to follow—the obstacle course, the confidence course, a 5-mile run, or a formation run in boots with rifles.

It was the traditional start to just about every workout.  What if we as Christians did something similar?  What if we had a daily seven?  What if there were 7 things that we did every day.  Maybe they wouldn’t always precede the rest of the day, but we would consciously make sure they made it into every day.

What would be our daily 7?  You could come up with your own, but here’s a place to start.  They might change as we grow as believers, but this would be good for the first year.

Proclaim the Good News (John 3:16-17)

Seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness (Matthew 6:33)

Study to show yourself approved (2 Timothy 2:15)

Be the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)

Be a light unto the world Matthew (5:14-15)

Be known as Christ’s disciples by your love (John 13:34-35)

Enjoy fellowship with God and each other (1 John 1:3)

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