Tag Archives: Sports Devotional

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Nehemiah 8:  10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks…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?  Perhaps they just have an unfair physical advantage in size, strength, or ability to process oxygen. David Epstein’s book […]

Bad Advice!

2 Chronicles 10   8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him. Hanging out with buddies of similar ages is a special thing especially if you play together on a team.  Deep bonds can be formed, and lasting memories can […]

The Peace Formula

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Most Athletes are looking for that magic formula for success.  Some run after a coach with a winning track record, hoping they might have the answer.  In the running documentary, 100 Seconds to […]

Self-Promotion vs. God’s Promotion

Proverbs 27   2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. We live in an age of self-promotion.  Social media of various types are used to enhance our image; many professional athletes even hire marketing firms to help create fame and to position themselves in the most marketable […]