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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” — James 4:8 (ESV)

Finish The Race

When my brother first started dating my sister-in-law, he was an avid hockey fan — but she didn’t care at all about sports. Carolyn lived in the suburbs, and every time they went to a game, which was often, Don would drive out and pick her up, then take her home after the game — a total of more than 80 miles for the evening.

Don didn’t mind the drive because he wanted to be with Carolyn. Sometimes Carolyn would take knitting to the game with her — she didn’t care about the hockey game, but she wanted to be with Don.

Oh, that we would desire the company of Jesus to that extent! No matter what our circumstances — whether we are doing something we enjoy or whether it’s something less than pleasurable — we will be filled with contentment if our focus is on our fellowship with Him.

Father God, please help us to rest and be satisfied in spending time with You.

Lois Thomson

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