Sometimes houses are built in questionable places. I recently received an e-mail with photos of houses precariously perched in places that would not seem suitable for a home to be. They were on rock towers, between rock towers, suspended from rock towers, over water like a bridge, in an ice glacier and in other very unusual places. To live there would certainly alter many aspects of daily activity.
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us" Winston Churchill
Building sport programs requires carefully thought-out plans. Building teams requires patience and knowledge. Building a game plan requires strategy and foresight. Building an athlete requires love and understanding.
"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established" Proverbs 24:2 NIV
As sportmoms, we are in the business of building houses - temples in which Christ dwells - our children. With a complete set of blueprints in hand (the Bible), we purposefully lay the foundation one stone on top of another teaching them to trust God, the Architect of their lives.
"For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little." Isaiah 28:10 KJV
We do this by using a precisely prepared blueprint (The BIble). Next we establish a strong foundation - on Christ the cornerstone. Then one lesson after another the walls of character are established. Finally the roof of well-chosen relationships is put into place providing protection and safe haven in this up-side-down world. Our "house" (child) is ready to be occupied by God Himself.
Blessings . . . as you shape your "houses" into divine dwelling places.
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