Monday, June 4, 2018

P r a c t i c e
Psalm 126:5-6

What part of practice and conditioning seems to be just plain old hard work?  Has such a workout ever pushed you to the point of total exhaustion and even tears?  Today’s scripture relates exactly to that level of physical and emotional expense.

In Psalm 126 and verses 5 and 6 we read, “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.  He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.”

These people knew the pain and hardship of working on a farm in the early spring.  Lots of hours and draining labor.  They also knew the joy and exhilaration of a great harvest in the fall. 

You know the value of grueling practice sessions and punishing workouts.  They produce a fruitful and even fun reward at season’s end.  Those brutal preseason days of conditioning pay off in the postseason with exciting victories.

Invest yourself in tough, intense practices and you’ll reap a harvest of game days filled with joyous wins.  Compete today with confidence knowing that you’ve made the investments that will pay off in today’s contest.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 1:57-66
Ephesians 2:11-22
Psalms 119:25-32