On the courts and fields of sports we see the pursuit of getting…getting the win, getting the highest score, getting a new personal best and so on. What we may not always see is what was given that resulted in the getting. The hours of practice, preparation, planning and participation invested by athletes and coaches is what brings them to the getting…it is a give-to-live kind of process. The marking of a coach or athlete who PURSUES GIVING-LIVING is this: They recognize their God-given skill-set for and compete with a deep appreciation of the game...not merely for the win!
It has been said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
God's Word reminds us to generously and cheerfully give …not for what we might get, but for the pure satisfaction of giving.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV
PRAYER: To openhandedly PURSUE GIVING-LIVING is my heart’s desire, Lord. I want to demonstrate my trust in and thankfulness for your endless provision. You have given me time, skills, encouraging words, money, things etc. and I will give these away to others for your sake and in your Son’s name, Amen.
GET LIFE - GIVE BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN!
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