This is the closing issue of the 2012-13 year of SPORTMOM E-votional postings. September will come soon! During each of the summer months you will receive a “REACH” E-votional just to keep in touch. May God bless your summer with 3 R’s: Rest-Recreation-Renewal. Thank you for being a part of this ministry.
In Christ’s amazing love,
As our seniors graduate it brings thoughts of what’s ahead…for them, for us, for the world they will influence. The letting go is always bitter-sweet. They are excited and anxious to get started anticipating what life holds for them. We are proud and hope-filled with a little anxious nervousness sprinkled in as we look backwards at our own journey.
In preparation for competition the coach puts the “live backwards” concept in motion by setting a goal for the team and clearly communicating it to the players. Remembering the goal and playing with it in the forefront of their minds is crucial to a winning season.
Our graduates stand at the brink of adulthood, viewing their future. Seeing themselves as finishing well by using the opportunities, skills and abilities that have been given to them is crucial to where they end up.
As followers of Christ, we are called to LIVE BACKWARDS keeping eternity always in our sight and making decisions that become a staircase to our “forever with the Lord”.
The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. I John 2:17 The Message
What does He want? Our Heavenly Father wants the best for us always…
I’ll bless you every day, and keep it up from now to eternity. Psalm 145:2 The Message
God has placed His goal for us in our hearts…
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart. Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
So it is with eternity in our hearts that we move ahead one day at a time …
“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln
Through us and our graduates, the Holy Spirit writes new pages each day in the story of God’s redemption plan for mankind. This plan came long before our journey here on this earth but we get to live out that plan as we “think of eternity and live life backwards from there”!
Blessings…as you steady your eyes on the eternal and LIVING BACKWARDS!
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