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Thursday, December 27 2018
DADs…there is nothing like the rush of finishing a race and cooling down after a great run. Maybe I like cooling down because it means that I am done with my workout…but I think more than anything else…it represents accomplishment.
 
When I am in the cooling down phase of a run or work out…I find myself reflecting on the work out itself…and it never fails…the harder the workout…the better the feeling!
 
What I have found is that the feeling of accomplishment carries over into other parts of my life. Physically working out helps me see the blessings of each day.
 
Even beyond a physical work out is the importance of spiritual fitness. Reaching the cooling down phase with God usually means that you have just experienced a mountain top or life changing experience…and cooling down in the spiritual sense is the time to bow down and give thanks to God for the blessings of the day.
 
For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will give praise to God.
 
When was the last time you found time…to cool down and give praises to God?
DADs…as you find yourself between Christmas day and a New Year…make time to "cool down” daily, giving thanks for the countless blessings you have already received...and for all the plans God has in store for you in 2019!
 
DADs…“get in the game”
Today is game day…
and so is every day…
God gives you! So…
C’mon men…Suit Up!
Posted by: Jeff Springer AT 04:12 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, December 19 2018
DADs…the one thing I quickly learned the first 5K race I ever ran was that the adrenaline would kick in at the start of the race and as the runners all first took off...
 
I would find myself getting caught up in the others pace. Instead of trusting the pace that I had practiced for weeks during my work outs.
 
The funny thing that happened was that as I got back on my pace…I slowly but surely passed many of those that had sprinted past me at the start.
 
With God… it is the same. To be in flow with God’s pace is so important…and God’s pace is different for each of us. 
With God it is not a sprint…but a marathon.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? 
Run in such a way as to get the prize.
 
What is important to God is not how we start the race…or even how fast our pace is…but that we are always moving forward…and that we actually finish the race that counts!    
DADs…this Christmas season sure to pace yourself…and remember to  "Run in such a way as to get the prize."
 
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
 
To follow the “Suit Up” Movement…
 
Posted by: Jeff Springer AT 04:30 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, December 12 2018
DADS
The worse part about running is stretching. Being a runner…I have found that the older I get the longer I must stretch.
 
Oh to be young again and just jump out on the road and run!
 
Some days I am tempted to skip stretching…and it always results in either poor performance or injury that prevents me from running all together.
 
Just like running…each day is so much better when you stretch spiritually with God. Either in the quiet of the morning or the still of a late evening…getting into His word through the spiritual stretching of prayer or reading the Bible will give you the peace and joy needed to 
press on through life’s work out!     
 
Just as Paul wrote in Philippians 3:14
"I presstoward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
 
DADs…when you make time to spiritually “stretch" each day…you will be a better dad and husband to your precious family, and better to those God puts into your daily path. 
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!
 
To follow the “Suit Up” Movement…
 
Posted by: Jeff Springer AT 07:47 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, December 05 2018
DADs…when I started training two years ago, 
I did not even have a work out plan. I had no real goals or identified a desired outcome.   
Without a good plan, my running became somewhat meaningless with nothing to aim for.
 
So after doing some research…I found a work out that would lead me through a 9 week cycle building each day towards the end goal of running a 5K.
 
Finally, my running made sense. I set my sights with new energy…as now I had work outs with “end in mind”.    
 
DADs,we also need a work out plan…when it comes to our relationship with God. 
Whatever the work out plan is…in order for it to be purposeful...it has to be intentional.
Habakkuk 2:2
Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it."
 
DADsremember that with God the “end in mind” should be working out daily in such a way that Honors Him while running the race here on earth…so that when our race is over, we can enter into His presence and sit at His Heavenly table!        
 
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…
C’mon men…Suit Up!
 
To follow the “Suit Up” Movement…
 
 
Posted by: Jeff Springer AT 04:55 am   |  Permalink   |  Email