Saturday, January 18, 2014

Displaying your muscle!

For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Romans 9:17 NIV)

We have our high school athletes lift weights at least twice a week during our season and three times a week during the off season. It makes a huge difference. As our athletes mature into seniors, they grow more confident as the get stronger. Strength is very practical as you play sports. It is also has a psychological impact on your opponents. When you display your power during a contest, your opponent is intimidated and weaker opponents back down. They lose hope. Just the introduction of a basketball player that is physically "ripped" is enough to intimidate your opponents even before the game begins.

God displays his power through us. As we become stronger in our faith, we become more confident. As we grow in confidence we become a real force in saving the lost. Just the presence of a mature, strong Christian influences a situation. I see this all the time with my Christian Motorcyclist family. As we attend biker events we greatly influence what happens at those events. As we study his word, pray, and worship we are better equipped with a powerful witness. Be ready to display your faith muscle at all times. Be strong enough to stand up to the weak and sinful world we live in. 

Praise God for the wonderful strength he gives us. Praise God he has confidence in us to display his strength. Lord, give us the strength to serve those that need us the most. Help us to stay focused on you in everything we do.Amen!

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