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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16

Be Bold

On Sunday January 14, 2018, the Minnesota Vikings won a playoff game that is now dubbed as the “Minnesota Miracle.”

In that game, the Vikings won on the last play of the game when QB Case Keenum found WR Stefon Diggs for the game-winning touchdown. A play that will live in the history of pro football and go own as maybe the craziest finish ever.

After the game, Keenum and Diggs both did interviews where they were asked about the play, what it felt like to win, and how they were able to accomplish the task at hand.

Both men pointed others back to the Lord. Keenum said it was the “third best” day of his life behind the day he made Jesus Christ his savior. Diggs simply said, “All glory to God”

The Vikings teammates understood the moment and were unashamed about their faith.

Christ calls us to do the same. In Luke 9:26, Jesus says, “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

Paul says in Romans 1:16 that he is unashamed of his faith in Christ. As you consider your walk of faith, start to look for ways not to be ashamed. Stand up for what you believe and don’t worry about what others think.

Be bold.

Jason Romano

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