As I watched the Winter Olympics, and witnessed the palpable, exuberant, overflowing JOY of those who DID their personal best ~ it was a reminder that we, too, are in the Olympics.
Our performance may not be televised, but we certainly have an audience of ONE.
As followers of Christ, our "sport" is to run the race He has set before us with endurance and excellence.
Each of us have our very own unique race that God has designed, but the "game plan" is the same:
* "Love the Lord Your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your might." And love your neighbor as yourself."
* Be humble
* Be obedient
* Be surrendered
Athletes must be humble, odedient and surrendered to their Coach, in order to be the best that they can be. In order to be a champion. In order to be victorious.
As a Christian, God is our coach. And He guarantees the victory.
"But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Corinthians 15:57
Are we being the athlete God called us to be?
Are we being victorious?
Oh, to have that joy of winning the "gold"....but for an audience of "ONE."
"But He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold." Job 23:10