Andrizomai: to make a man of or make brave to show one’s self a man, be brave
Summary of 7 hours at a particular gracious person’s estate…
Calisthenic workout, spider push ups, mountain climbers, toe touches, lunges, squats and a whole host of other exercise regiments, and a mile run to end off the warmup… 13 men on a scenario mission to save a community including swimming to the middle of the lake to retrieve sand bags, filling the sand bags with shovels scattered throughout the multi acre property, building an encasement to shield the community homes, while verbal communication was banned. Trudging through marshes blind folded while carrying members on backs and shoulders, a walk back around the lake. A walk into biblical masculinity, a prayer, a dog tag per man.
Ended the evening by cooking home marinated steaks in manually dug holes in the ground over charcoal griddle, with a entree of fireside baked potato loaded with beans, sour cream, colby jack cheese, and a habanero salsa…ended the night by bopping a hot coal up around in a circle…all in the middle of the wilderness.
“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal”—II Corinthians 4:16-18
“So here’s the real heart of the matter: Does God have a secret will of direction that He expects us to figure out before we do anything? And the answer is no. Yes, God has a specific plan for our lives. And yes, we can be assured that He works things for our good in Christ Jesus. And yes, looking back we can often trace God’s hand in bringing us to where we are. But while we are free to ask God for wisdom, He does not burden us with the task of divining His will of direction for our lives ahead of time.”—"Just Do Something" by Kevin Deyoung