Just want to go on record here and say that I’m crazy about Jesus and His cycles of Glory metamorphosis! Yes that’s right, I’m more intoxicated with His Presence than anything else in life and stay driven every AM in the early morning blackness to wait upon Him in sheer obedience to complete His ops with wholehearted eagerness! There is nothing like His intoxicating nearness as we go from faith to faith and glory to glory (Romans 1:17)!
Today’s EMM nugget of wisdom is about a stimulant called “caffeine”. A stimulant created by God in Genesis 1, but must be used in moderation for increased alertness/productivity in His vineyard. This short video clip is just my way of using caffeine for projects or aerobic training blocks, but still not being controlled by it. There is excellent research coming out now in the endurance sports community about the benefits of caffeine in endurance training/racing. However, like any natural stimulant there must be seasons of fasting from it to flush your system and then gradual phases of restart, before you can maximize the benefits for training and creativity focus. (Personal note- if I was not leading a active lifestyle of Ironman endurance exercise, then I would minimize my caffeine intake drastically. But that is just me…).
Some folks out there may get “religious” about this teaching and yet others will grasp what is being said here and use this to further propel them in sheer obedience to please Abba! So as always, it is an extreme joy to share these nuggets of truth with you’all as we race this endurance lifestyle of faith together to see His Face!
Be extremely intoxicated in His joy until rapturous frolicking initiates into exploits for His Name to be glorified!
In these trying times people need to experience the pure and invigorating joy of victory gained by the supernatural hand of God. I greatly desire that this 3rd installment of my involvement in the Maccabiah Olympic Games here in Israel infuse you with this same pure and supernatural joy of a victory gained against overwhelming odds! It is transferable via this digital medium so get your hearts open and let the river flow to all the dry areas of your life even now!
Exactly one year ago I was precipitating into quickly becoming another statistic of a hard working middle-aged husband/father who was on the path to obesity and sickness. It was not due to being lazy and inactive but rather it was the slow descent of a lifestyle based on unhealthy choices that stem from the late night culture of entertainment and fellowship of our modern society. I knew that my overeating at night after conducting powerful revival meetings was not healthy the last 15 years, but really had no role model to follow as most of the anointed servants I was fellowshipping with were also tipping the scales towards obesity. I’m not sure I can exactly pinpoint the date when I made the decision to radically alter my culturally influenced lifestyle, however, I do remember the date that a Godly fear gripped my heart to attack evil and it’s greatest manifestation today is in the form of religious terrorism. Not just the brand of Islamic jihad but also the camouflaged religious caliber of fear that manifest in the kingship monarchy system (i.e. Saul’s pursuing the David’s).
Reflections On Our First Medal and The Opening Ceremony of the 18th Maccabiah Olympic Games!
Run The Race
Blessings to you from Israel! It has been a very emotional and exciting past 24 hours for me here in the 18th Maccabiah Olympic Games. Early yesterday morning we awoke in the shahar blackness of the pre-dawn hours and assembled our racing gear and headed to the starting line for the 1st ever Olympic Cycling Time Trial event in Israel’s history! The competition was held in the Negev just a few kilometers from the Gaza border with top Jewish cyclist from around the world.