Tag Archives: repentance

A Life of Humble Confession

Psalm 51:1b-2 …blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  Imagine playing for a school team.  The coach schedules a Friday night practice for a critical upcoming game, but you’ve been invited to an awesome party that you don’t want to miss.  You rationalize that you know everything […]

The Athlete’s Prayer

1 John 1: 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Eric Liddell was a Scottish athlete who is best known for competing in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, France.  This portion of his life is depicted in the Oscar-winning 1981 […]

Repentance not Adjustment

2 Corinthians 7:10a  Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation and leaves no regret… I have always been a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan.  The last time they won a championship (Stanley Cup) was in 1967, months before I came onto this earth.  In baseball, fans of the Cubs (who finally saw victory in 2016), […]

Safe in the Pocket

Psalm 91:  1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” In American football, there is a term called “the pocket”.  This refers to the area of protection that a quarterback has […]

Come to Me

Matthew 11: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Athletic injuries are just a part of the landscape for an athlete.  Preventative measures can often minimise injuries, but I have as yet to meet an elite athlete who has not had to overcome at least minor injuries.  […]

Rise Again

Matthew 26: 46a Rise! Let us go!  My favourite movie genre is sports movies based on real life stories – stories which typically depict people doing extraordinary things, and overcoming extraordinary challenges.  These stories inspire us to overcome, to rise again when we fall.  I also enjoy watching inspirational videos posted online and if you are […]

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Nehemiah 8:  10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” What is the source of an athlete’s strength?  Many would say it is their physical ability.  They just […]