Happy Friday! Welcome to the Iron Made Gym Newsletter. Our goal with this production is to share information with our unique community that will help you reach your goals.
Monday we celebrated Veterans Day. We wanted to say thank you to all who have served and are currently serving to protect the United States of America. God bless you.
This week Jared used a heavy blue band to perform kneeling band crunches. This is a nice variation. By using the band, the exercise difficulty increases during contraction. Jared did a great job implementing 5 x 12.
I finished the book Parenting – 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp. This was by far the best parenting book I have read that directly addressed scripture and our heart condition. Here is a portion of the notes directly from the book.
-What competes in your heart and therefore in your daily decisions for the value that parenting should have?
-If all you’ve given your children is fear of you, then when they leave your home, they will no longer have anything to motivate them to do what is right.
-No one gives grace better than a parent who humbly admits that he desperately needs it himself.
-Remember your words and actions are always an accurate reflection of the condition of your heart
-There is nothing more important to consistent, faithful, patient, loving, and effective parenting than to understand what God has given you in the grace of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
-God did not create human beings to be independently able; he designed us to be dependent.
-God meets people who humbly admit their weaknesses and run to him for help.
-God never calls us to a task without giving us what we need to do it.
-God’s grace grows and changes you as a parent.
-God in his wonderful mercy gives his law so that our behavior would be guided by a clear knowledge of what is right and wrong. But the guidance of the law is meant to do something else. It is meant to protect your child from herself.
-Three most common used tools (that shouldn’t be used) – Fear, Reward, and Shame.
-Good parenting lives at the intersection of humble admission of personal powerlessness and a confident rest in the power and grace of God.
-If you are not looking for your identity in Christ, you will look for your identity in your children.
-Two lies every child believes:
-Autonomy – I am a completely independent human being, and because I am, I have the right to live my life any way I choose to live it
-Self-Sufficiency – He has everything he needs inside himself to be what he needs to be and to do what needs to do.
-The most important thing you do for your children is to remember the one who sent you, and in remembering the one who is sent you, teach your heart to rest.
-Ultimate job as parent: do everything within power, as an instrument in the hands of the Redeemer who has employed you, to woo, encourage, call, and train your children to willingly and joyfully live as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
-Your children must come to learn early that their lives don’t belong to them.
-Core mission as parent: raise children who approach everything in their loves as the disciples of Jesus.
If you would like all four pages of my notes, please send a message and I will be happy to send them to you. Have a wonderful week!
“Parenting is either a thing of the highest treasure to you, and that is demonstrated in your choices, words, and actions every day, or it’s not.” – Paul David Tripp
Until next time Iron Made Community.