Crossfit and Bibles

The alarm rang this morning at 4:15am. I hate that blasted thing. I hate alarms and all that they stand for. I want an alarm that makes me coffee and kisses me softly on the cheek while laying a kitten on my lap. Is that too much to ask for?

 
Vintage Alarm
By 6:30am this morning, I had dropped Biceps off, ran 2 miles, went to Crossfit and started my short drive home on the deserted streets. (Save for the few headed towards the donut shop. Naughty, naughty.)

 

Bible, bottom side
I have been feeling a bit on the downer side lately-which is totally not me. I’m the one that bounces into Crossfit at 5:30am humming a tune and annoying the other participants, I’m sure. Today, I just slipped in the back and got to work, not making eye contact.

And while on round 3 of my last movement of 30 friggin’ box jumps, and as my trainer was yelling at me, I started thinking. When was the last time I even talked to God about how I was feeling? Sure, I’ve been reading His Word, but have I been humble enough to admit to myself, let alone HIM, that I was bummed out and really didn’t know why? It sounded so….girly.

 

Arrested Xmas-Rebekah, Side
And girly doesn’t come naturally for me. Obviously. (*ps-this is a fake picture. There was some concern the last time I posted this.)

 

Robot Party, Rebekah, Cynthia
Weird, yes. But girly? Not so much.

 

Garden 2013-Top Lettuce
So, I came home, brewed some coffee, grabbed my Bible and snuggled up to my dewey garden-which is where I feel the closest to God. And I told Him how I felt and asked Him to give me clarity.

 

Bible, top view
Somewhere between I Peter 1:6 and 7, I realized that these trials are temporary. And I have a hope with Him. And I should quit whining, because really, who wants to see someone crying at Crossfit?

No one, that’s who.

So, just in case you are going through something right now, or you may be a little or a lot bummed out, here’s the scripture that pulled me out of the depths of despair.

“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” I Peter 1:6 & 7

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4 Responses to "Crossfit and Bibles"

  1. Mom says:

    You are so precious. I love you. My day was so much better today too. I had to do the same thing. I just need to have Jesus walk me through my day or it is not so goood.

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    • Rebekah says:

      Isn’t God so good to us? I’m so thankful he’s patient with me. I truly need it. I’m sometimes surprised that he hasn’t sent brimstone down on me yet! What a good God!

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  2. Kelly says:

    Today was a good day to stumble on your post. I have been feeling not-so-peppy lately & alone…you reminded me who to depend on. Now I need to get my bible & find the way out! =)

    Reply
  3. Lacey says:

    I too am thankful that I “stumbled” upon your post and your blog! I feel like this so often and God is always the answer! I’m looking forward to reading more!

    I enjoy your sense of humor!

    Reply

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