• When: 2021-04-22
  • QIC: Juice
  • The PAX: Buzzsaw, Dunphy, Garth, Soaker, Ramrod, Cheers, Coon Dog, Good Hands, Ken Doll, Juice

What is your Motive?

To be late April it was quite chilly this morning at the Shank.  It would be easy to stay in the fartsack on a day like today but 10 pax showed up to push the rock.  The mumblechatter was on point as was the effort by all the guys.  Thanks for having me out, below is my recollection of what went down. 

Weather: 39 and nippy


Mosey one lap around the parking lot and then circle up for COP all IC
SSH x 20
Imperial Walker x 15
TTT x 15

Another lap around the parking lot and we found a semi dry grassy spot for PLANKARAMA which is always a crowd pleaser.  All exercises IC x 15
Shoulder Taps
Flutter Kicks
Mtn Climbers
Box Cutters
Peter Parkers
Hello Dolly
Parker Peters
Gas Pumps

Mosey around the field and split up into two teams for a plank race.
Each team lines up in a row head to toe in plank position. Last pax runs to the front and planks.  Rinse and repeat to the next light pole.  First team all the way across wins.

Mosey to lower field hill for 11’s. Core exercise at bottom, legs up top.  Sprint up hill jog down.
Round One- Monkey Jumpers and Gas Pumps
Round Two- Squats and BBSU’s

Mosey back to flag.  
We had time for one sprint relay around the parking lot.  It was a cluster but that was YHC fault.

-Good Hands needs a new SAFE shirt
-They line up in columns at the shank. I found it odd, but whatever feels right… https://7esl.com/row-vs-column/
-We heard a chuck-will’s-widow during 11’s.   What’s a chuck-will’s-widow?  I’m glad you asked.
– There is mascot envy of Ming Ming at the shank.  
– Dunphy beat Buzzsaw in a footrace. I seen it.
-One of the Ambushmen delivered breakfast to YHC during BC.  Had a warm biscuit waiting when I got in the truck!

Circle up for BOM
Prayer request
Buzzsaws dad
Coon Dogs newly born niece

The Importance of Right Motives
1 Samuel 17:20-40

Goliath was a daunting enemy of Israel, and a strong incentive was offered to anyone who could kill the giant: money, exemption from taxes, and marriage to King Saul’s daughter. Though these rewards would intrigue any young man, David was not foolhardy. The young shepherd had a different motivation for standing against Goliath: He wanted to serve the Lord.
And so David called out, “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he has dared to defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26). To him, a challenge to God’s chosen nation of Israel was the same as defying the Lord Himself. David was prepared to defend Yahweh’s holy name and His people, even against this formidable warrior.
It is possible for believers to seek victory with wrong motives. In fact, many reasons that sound good are actually selfish. For example, I’m tired of being in this mess, or Lord, I can’t run away, so You’ll have to remove this problem, or even, If I had more money, then I’d give more to the church. At the end of the day, the right motive is a desire to follow, serve, and honor God.
Life’s “Goliaths” happen to us all, and they can either impede or strengthen our walk with the Lord. As He did with David, God will give victory to those who stand strong in His name.

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