Devotional of the Week — Inspiring Heroes

Eric Liddell is one of my favorite athletes, not because he was a runner (track and field is one of my favorite sports) and not because he was a winner (he won the 400 meters at the 1924 Olympics) and not because he was a world record holder (his winning time in the Olympics broke the previous world record).

It was because he was able to compete in the sport and accomplish all of his feats while honoring God. His story is inspiring, and should be for any Christian, for all of those reasons… Continue reading

Counterfeit

“Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.” Luke 13:25-28 Continue reading

Forgetting the Past

“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13 Most of us have played sports at an organized or competitive level. We learn that you have to adjust and move on when you perform poorly. If you think too much about what went wrong it affects the rest of your game. I believe it is similar in our Christian life. We make a bad choice, a decision that is not pleasing to God. Our choice and the circumstances surrounding it bring us sorrow and grief. We tend to dwell on the results. We continue to think on and ponder over our past mistake(s), “What got me into this bad situation?” When we do this, its holds us back from glorifying God, continuing in His ways, will and desire for us. Read More

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