Phil. 3:14 “I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
The time is at hand. The Superbowl will be played in less than a week. My mind ponders the correlations between football and our Jesus journey. In my heart I carry a passion for people to get in the game. I believe that God needs His players to step onto the field, carry the ball and score one for the Kingdom. We are not unqualified nor unable. You and I carry the Kingdom of God within us, provided Jesus is Lord of our lives, and therefore we can score. The Kingdom of God has taken some hits, but this world “Ain’t seen nothing yet.” God has many plays yet to call, He is brilliant beyond all brilliance, and He will hand out His plays to those who will huddle with Him. His play book is far superior to any we could think up, so let’s hear His course of action.
Many times we can bench ourselves and there are times God benches us as well. However, let’s not stay there. For whatever reason we are resting from the game, we will be called back in and we must not tarry. We carry the greatest news known to mankind. We carry the greatest love this world has ever known. We carry the glory of God. We have good news, encouragement and power from the Holy Spirit dwelling within us. Let us not stay on the bench and watch the kingdom of darkness score. We are the light of the world because of Jesus the ultimate light! We are able because of God’s grace to see victory! He is our empowerment to carry the gospel down the field and do the works that Jesus did! Let’s score for the Kingdom and populate heaven!