An athlete or coach may be introduced as receiving an award because they are:
FROM ... a certain school or organization
BY... their involvement in a certain sport
FOR... their outstanding contribution
These FROM-BY-FOR prepositions act as a bridge providing us with pertinent information about the individual who is receiving the ovation.
In the book of Romans, Paul introduces God with the same ovation ...
"For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory..." Romans 11:36 NLT
Take a peek at our vast God through this same scripture in The Message version of the Bible... "Everything comes from Him; Everything happens through Him; Everything ends up in Him. Praise Him - Praise Him Yes-Yes-Yes!"
Christian writer Max Lucado sums it up this way in his book From God's Story, Your Story ...
"Above and around us God directs a grander saga, written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to his calendar. And you are a part of it. Your life emerges from the greatest mind and the kindest heart in thehistory of the universe: the mind and heart of God."
May the ovation of our lives reflect this simple formula...
FROM ... The hand of God
BY ... His design
FOR ... His glory!
Blessings...as you live out God's FROM-BY-FOR formula.
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