Friday, August 3, 2018

E N C O U R A G E M E N T
Hebrews 3:13

What sorts of things do you need on a daily basis to compete well?  You’d certainly say things like food, rest, training, water, are all physical, daily necessities for the competitor.  What could be the things that feed your soul that are also needed daily?  Today’s scripture has an answer.

At chapter 3 and verse 13, the writer of the letter to the Hebrews says, “but exhort one another daily, while it is called Today, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

Nourishment, sleep, exercise and practice are certainly necessary to make prepare your body and mind for high level competition, but if you neglect to feed your soul with daily encouragement, you’ll be spiritually and emotionally malnourished.

As you prepare for this day’s competition, give your teammates some encouragement, share some with your coaches, and let the trainers and equipment managers have some also.  Feed each other’s souls with encouraging words and gestures of support.  Daily encouragement will keep our hearts from becoming hardened through deceit and bitterness.  Play like a champion today.

Bible Reading Plan:
I Timothy 2
Proverbs 3
Ezra 4-5