i like tumblr, but sometimes there is nothing like pouring your heart out in your journal.
Real life ‘Angels in the Outfield’?
First Tim Tebow, now Jeremy Lin…. They are both Christian athletes who openly talk about God, and are getting a lot of attention these days for coming out on top despite the odds.
Is God reaching out to America in the only way that we might pay attention?!
… just a thought =)
“I asked Jeremy whether it felt like a burden to carry the hopes and expectations of so many Asian-American men upon his shoulders, and he answered that he couldn’t play for other people. ”I can’t even play for myself. The right way to play is not for others and not for myself, but for God. I still don’t fully understand what that means. I’m still learning to be selfless and submit myself to God and give the game up to Him. My audience is God.” He does, however, have a responsibility to be a “godly role model,” and when I asked whether it would please him if his success shattered negative stereotypes of Asian males, he broke into a big smile. ”I would be pleased,” he said. ”Absolutely, I would be pleased.”
Amen! I agree that this is the calling that every Christian man and woman is called to. Wherever God placed them, to seek to honor and glorify Him alone; and to do this by sharing the gospel through actions that stem from love, grace, and integrity… I also, don’t fully understand what that means in my life, but I am learning to submit myself to God daily and in particular by lifting up my friendships and studies to Him.
Consider these words…
John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
This truth has changed my life. Just maybe it can change yours too?