• When: 2021-04-20
  • QIC: Pothole (fAOQa)
  • The PAX: Milkman (R), Bird Strike (R), Puddin' Pop (R), Stage Coach (R, fAOQa), Soft Toss (R, fAOQb), Lumbergh (AOQ), Whitney, Red Tape, Fool's Gold (fAOQa), Laettner, Arrears (fAOQb), Soccer Mom, Darla, Hostel, Blart, Buddy Love, Dracula, TNT, Phonebooth (runner)


T12DOP: Day 9

Intro:

20 PAX were in attendance. It was 52 degrees and clear. This is officially day 9 of the 12 Days of Pothole.
Disclaimer: This is all really hard and you should go home right now.

COP:

Through The Tunnel x 15 IC
Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
Hillbilly x 15 IC
Little Arm Circles x 10f, 10r
Overhead Arm Claps x 20 IC

Tha Thang:

The workout went down like this…

Grab a block and head to the track.

STH around the track to the pull-up bars and do 5 GOOD pull-ups (ask for assistance if needed).

Continue your STH back to the start point and do 30 Curls For The Girls.

STH around the track to the dip bars and do 10 dips.

Continue your STH back to the start point and do 30 Overhead Presses.

Rinse & Repeat

STH around the track to the half-way point (where the pull-up bars are located) and do 20 BBSU.

Continue your STH back to the start point and do 20 Merkins on the block.

Rinse & Repeat

Return the blocks and head to the parking lot.

3-ish Minutes of Mary:
Flutter kicks x 20 IC
American Hammer x 15 IC
LBC x 15 IC
Iron Cross x 10 OYO

COT/Count-O-Rama/Name-O-Rama

Announcements:

1. EH People!
2. Legacy continues next Tuesday (and every Tuesday) at 0500.
3. Promote and show up for Thirsty Thursdays! We had 14 people show up for the last one. Next up: April 23rd, 1700, at La Fogata in Chapin.
4. Midlands Combine, May 1st. Transitions Homeless Center. You can also donate: “Midlands Combine”. Give your checks to Darla.
5. Take a moment to congratulate Bird Strike on his consistent showing. As is tradition at Depot, after several workouts, he was presented with an F3 sticker. Congratulations and keep coming back!
6. Fool’s Gold has confirmed that STH established a 529 for his son’s college funds. After we get more details, we will share how you can make contributions. Stay tuned.
7. Only 3 more days in T12DOP. Keep coming back. I promise you won’t want to miss the very last one.

Prayer Requests:

Continue to remember the Haigler familySlim Jim, and other unspoken needs.

BOM

Devo:

1 Samuel 12:20-22 “’Do not be afraid,’ Samuel replied. ‘You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless. For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own.’”

Every one of us has been in a situation where we felt we messed up beyond all recognition. I’ve had several of those moments in my lifetime. I’m not talking about the time you said something and hurt someone (although, that certainly is included), but the situations where you feel you’ve destroyed everything around you.

I’ve made some foolish decisions in my life where I felt like I wrecked everything I had been working for. I felt as though I destroyed my credibility, my respect, and any shroud of honor I had worked hard to establish. I felt as if even God would find it hard to find any favor on me – let alone those I affected.

After the guilt of that settled in, I went on to feel like I needed to take some time and fix myself before I could ever be anything that God could use. I went from one of God’s sheep, to a wolf in sheep’s clothing (we talked about this last week), to wanting to be a part of God’s flock again. But I felt as though I needed to be quarantined away from the rest of the flock before God could use me. 

And maybe you’ve had a similar situation.

I’m here to tell you that this is not the case. You are not useless and God can always use you – even when you don’t think he can.

In this passage, the back-story goes like this: the Israelites, wanting to be like the other nations, demanded that Samuel give them a king. Samuel tries to warn them what the consequences of their actions will be, yet they are still foolish. After showing them just how much they have angered God by ruining their harvest day, they repent and Samuel is able to offer some hope moving forward.

Even after the incredible sin they committed, even though there was no undoing that sin or subjugating themselves to the consequences of that sin, Samuel reminds them that they should not be afraid because God gives hope.

“The Lord will not cast away his people.”

As you can see, we aren’t much different from those in the past who were able to witness God’s power. Likewise, we can still receive God’s hope even after we’ve committed sin. We don’t need to quarantine ourselves from God just because we committed a sin. Instead, do as Samuel instructed and “serve the Lord.”

We can be a part of God’s flock. We can be foolish and return to our vomit. We can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And we can always return to God because He chose us to make a name for himself.

I will challenge you with this, however: when you commit a sin and return to God, how do you return to Him?

Tune in Thursday to find out!

Pothole out.

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