Tag Archives: Sports Devotional

Ouch that Hurts!

Hebrews 12   11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it I always took great pride in working hard on all the teams I played for.  Running was a central part of soccer so when the varsity […]

Operating in the Overflow

…for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12: 34b) Whatever sport you are involved in, you will have some sense of the importance of fueling your body.  The greater the endurance required for your sport, the more you will likely understand this concept.  Most endurance athletes understand it very well […]

What does God owe you?

But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?  (Romans 9: 20a) Old people say stuff like: “back when I was young, it was different”.  I try not to do it myself as I grow older, but I now see the challenge that older people face.  Having entered my 6th decade, I […]

The Faith of a Child

15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  (Mark 10:15) My son and I had the pleasure of assisting with a week-long soccer camp at our church, which was being led by Athletes in Action. It’s a great organization and the leaders […]

A Healthy Jealousy?

They angered him with their high places; they aroused his jealousy with their idols. (Psalm 78:58) Are You Jealous of Other Athletes’ Abilities?  The title of this blog caught my attention.  The writer recounted his time as a college freshman baseball player.  The first day at the batting cages he met one of his new teammates.  […]

Winning the Respect of Others

15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. (1 Peter 2:15) One of my favorite Christian athletes is Mike “Pinball” Clemons. Clemons played for the 1987 Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (predominantly as a punt returner), however his greatest success came as a Toronto Argonaut […]

Is your Identity tied up in Sports?

1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1a) Becoming Sidelined: The Loss of Athletic Identity.   I found this article on a website called: www.sidelinedusa.org, a non-profit organization formed for athletes “unable to continue to compete in their sport due to career-ending injuries, […]