Good morning all-
Well the first game of the season was a complete and unbelievable failure. After, I thought of the blog I wrote yesterday morning peace overwhelmed me. All the passion in the world can't equal the devastation of loss or can it? I think it can. Loss, denial and fear can crush you but only to a point. God has a plan for your life. Now, what you do with it is up to you.
When my son got home I wasn't sure how it was going to go but it went great! He admitted what he did wrong, where his team screwed up and what they needed to do differently. He didn't make excuses but instead he has decided to think more, do more and help his team succeed. After Peter denied Christ, do you think he decided the same thing? He was chosen and at Jesus's greatest hour Peter failed Him. I guess like Judus he could have taken his life in utter despair. That's not how the story goes though. Peter makes a decision to be the fisher of men and so the story goes for all of us to read. He didn't sit on the sidelines or choose to wallow in his sorrow. He chose to take up the cross, ask forgiveness and help Jesus!
I have always loved that story. I guess it's because I find myself failing Jesus daily but at the end of the day I choose to walk and talk for Jesus. If I live in my failures, I will never know victory. However, if I learn from them I can be a light to a darkened world. A true Christian is one that knows they are a sinner. For everyone that recognizes this, then and only then can we be fishers of men.
I'm sure today will be filled with lots of emotion for the Titans. My prayer is that 14 boys will come together, guide one another and become one unit. Just like them, we must ban together sisters, shake off our failures and become one through Jesus. We are the greatest team! Women all over the world, letting go of their failures to take up the cross and walk with Jesus! Join me today and ask Jesus to take us, our sins and failures and make us one so that we might glorify Him. My hopes don't reside in a basketball game or even in my children's successes or failures; they reside in the hope of Jesus Christ. That's what took Peter out of his sorrow so that we would know the gospel today!
Our lives are in the most capable hands. Don't ever forget it. The power of the cross, the miracle of a Savior is still at hand. Our prince has not yet come. Today is the day to speak about Jesus. I'm not perfect and I do all the time. The hour is upon us and only we can make the decision to shed our pride and shake off our iniquities so that Jesus can be known to the masses.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
My prayer today:
O, Lord, Father, I pray that you would be with us today. The story of Peter moves us and should propel us to follow you. You made a promise and fulfilled it through your sacrifice. Daily you bring women and men to books, television, radio and blogs to spread the good news. Your workers are few but the sheep are many. Help us, O, Lord to be fishermen like Peter. We cast our nets today so that we can see miracles in a broken world. You are our God and we are yours to command. Your light is bright! Forgive us of our sins and help us be women that love you more. In Jesus name,Amen