Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Mark said...

Happy New Year Coach! May the Lord swing wide open the doors for Inbounds Ministries to share the gospel with the world.