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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, October 16, 2017

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10: 23-25)

Teammates in Faith

It sometimes seems like individual athletes in sports such as golf and tennis do everything on their own since they don’t have teammates in most situations. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Serena Williams, for example, has had people supporting and encouraging her all the way through her incredible career. Whether it’s family members, coaches, or friends, Williams and other athletes that play individual sports are never really alone.

While our faith walk is built on our individual relationship with God, it is crucial that we have teammates too. Being a Christian isn’t always going to be easy, but having people there to journey along side us is incredibly valuable. When we’re struggling, we can turn to mentors who will give us advice or a friend who can offer the words of encouragement we need to hear.

Christianity is not something we should embark on alone. We need to let other people into our faith walk and support them in their walks as well. Being in a community of believers can be one of the more inspiring experiences a Christian can have. Also, having fellow Christians that will hold you accountable in your faith helps to make sure that you don’t stray from God.

Every athlete has a group of “teammates” that have helped him or her get where that athlete is now. Our faith should be the exact same way.

Joshua Doering

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