Saturday, June 16, 2018

Galatians 6:2

How can we as athletes fully please God with our efforts?  How can we best serve God's will in relation to our teammates and coaches?  In the Bible we're given a great example of a transforming attitude.

In Paul's letter to the Galatians at chapter 6 and verse 2 it says, "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."  Here we can clearly see the values that God has for us in human relations.  The highest act of loving God can be accomplished by loving the people He's put in our lives.

Who do you know among your family or teammates who has a real burden to bear?  How can you help that person bear his load?  What can you do or say that will lighten his load or will allow him to share it with you?  That is the essence of God's kind of love.

Take this same attitude into today's competition.  How can you make your teammates better and more effective in their play?  How can you carry the load for a teammate who is injured or otherwise at less than 100%.  This is how we fulfill the law of Christ.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 5:12-16
Philippians 1:21-30
Psalm 119:121-128
II Kings 6-7