Sports Spectrum Weekly

Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, August 6, 2018

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” — 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Power in the Present

During ACC Media Day, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talked about his relationship with Christ and how it has impacted his life. One of the things he said immediately became a favorite quote of mine: “If there’s really hope in the future, then there’s power in the present.” What we believe doesn’t just impact how we see the future. It affects how we live right now too. 

The hope we have in Christ is a cause for celebration this very moment! We should approach every day knowing that God has plans to prosper us (Jerimiah 29:11). Our actions and emotions should demonstrate that we believe it too. Through the good and the bad, we can continue to rejoice in God’s love and grace. 

Eternal hope means that nothing in our lives changes how our story will ultimately end. We can be bold in our faith and joyful in every circumstance because God ultimately works for our good. Placing our trust in God creates a connection between the present and the future. Let’s live with joy and courage now because of our eternal hope in Christ. 

Joshua Doering 

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