My name is Roland Mechler. I’m the father of four athletic kids in their teens and early twenties. A few years back, I tried to find an athlete’s Bible devotional for my youngest son but couldn’t find anything. Sports has always been a key part of my life, my wife’s life and our children’s, and I really wanted to find a resource that would affirm my kids in their athletic endeavors, but more importantly show them how they can honor God as they pursue sports to the highest level possible.
The intent of this weekly blog is to feed Christian Athletes with spiritual “meat”. As athletes, you are often placed in incredibly difficult and public positions, and my intent in these blogs is to provide messages that can help you grow into the mature believers Christ desires you to be, not the infants that Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9.
Some of my sweetest “God-times” come during my Sunday run in the woods, a Friday night soccer game, or on a sunny, crisp February morning racing on my X-Country skis. I feel the pleasure of the Lord during these times and as Christian Athletes I know you can relate as you pursue your sports of passion. May God bless you with the words written here, may the Holy Spirit ensure that these words are in accordance with His Word, and may we together as brothers and sisters in Christ honor God as we pursue sports with excellence. Let us run the race in such a way as to get the prize! (1 Corinthians 9:24).