Today marks 6 full years of sending out weekly sports devotions via the internet - (that is over 300 devos) - it has provided awesome opportunities in ministry all over the world from ireland to korea to nepal - it has reaquainted me with old friends across the states - now i am even getting the opportunity to go all over the world in person with the glorious Gospel message - decided i would put this final 2007 devo on the blog - (it typically goes out via an email roster) - hope it is encouraging to you:
Here we are on the eve of a new year and I have a serious question for you? What type of player will you be this year? Are you going to train hard? Are you going to play hard? Are you going to eat right? Are you going to lose unwanted weight? What are your resolutions?
Players set goals (resolutions.) I think there are some legitimate things we need to consider:
1. Training involves a daily commitment to working out! Will you spend daily time letting the weights, etc. transform your body? Will you let the Word transform your life? (See Romans 12:1-2 and Psalm 119)
2. Will you be a player that when you get in the game you take advantage of every opportunity? Will you be an attacker on offense and a strong defender? Will you avoid grieving or quenching the Holy Spirit? (See Ephesians 4:30 and 1 Thessalonians 5:19)
3. Eat right? Yeah what you put in is important! Think about it. Take in the important stuff. See number 1 where told to take in the Word of God!!!!!!!!! (See Psalm 34:8)
4. Will you lose those pounds that slow you down? Will you put away things that are keeping you from serving the Lord to your fullest potential! (See Hebrews 12:1-2)
How about setting yourself up to be an effective “player” for God’s team!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I hope the CHRISTmas season reminds you of God's goodness and His love that was evidenced in sending His Son into the game of life as our Substitute! I am reminded of the angels message to the shepherds in Luke 2. They were told to not be afraid because they were to hear a message of "good news" with "great joy." It is truly the most wonderful message there is!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so honored to be used by the Lord to share this glorious message and the opportunities for 2008 are great. We long to have an even greater presence in our local community, continue to reach out across the USA and abroad. The opportunities are there but we need your help.
Would you make a P.A.S.S. to us?
P= pray for us and partner with us
A= advise us - we are always open to wise counsel
S= share about us with those in your circle of influnce - we need more bookings for camps, speaking engagements, etc
S= support - we need financial help for the ministry to keep moving forward - we keep things at bare minimum costs but still they cost
We are excited about upcoming outreach. We just received a request for 100 devotional books for an organization. I am planning to be in Costa Rica in April to conduct some clinics. Plus we have requests to be in Malaysia with a team and the Czech Republic folks are asking for us to return. On the local front we want to launch as many Blacktop Bible Clubs as we can this coming year and also conduct multiple camps. Much to do - HELP!
(To find out more check out www.InBoundsMinistries.com)
Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year!
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