Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, May 18, 2018

“If anyone speaks he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ…” — 1 Peter 4:11

Celebrate Gods Goodness

The fullback plunges across the goal line for the score, completing a long, hard drive and the crowd goes crazy. The fullback goes crazy, erupting into an intricate, choreographed victory celebration in the end zone. One referee, with hand placed on the yellow flag in his back pocket, looks over at the other. “Is this exceeding the bounds of legitimate celebration?” Gone are the days of spiking the football or high-fives among players.

Scoring celebrations have entered into a whole new realm. Celebrations are thought out and planned before the touchdown. Who knows, maybe soon there will be extra points given for best after-touchdown celebrations, or at least awards given for best of the year. Maybe celebrations become part of the Super Bowl entertainment, like the dunk contest during the NBA All-Star Weekend.

What does our personal statement say about our God?

Don’t spike your Bible after God has done wondrous things in your life — the touchdowns. Celebrate by telling others of God’s redeeming power, love and faithfulness. Capture people’s attention with what God has done in your life.

Tom Behrens

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