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Wednesday February 22, 2017 - Daily Devotional

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (ESV)

What If?

The greatest athlete I ever saw play in the NFL was Bo Jackson. He was a running back who stood 6’1” and weighed 230 pounds and ran a mind-boggling 4.2 seconds in the 40-yard dash! Bo had the perfect combination of size, speed, vision, and heart. I am convinced that if his hip injury did not end his career, he would have been the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

I often thought, “What if I had Bo Jackson’s talent?” What if somehow there was a machine and Bo Jackson could live and play football through me? Wow! I would have been off-the-charts good.

Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lord’s wants to live and play the game of life through you! If you are a Christ-follower, Jesus already does live in you. Now by faith, allow Him to live through you.

— Derwin Gray

(photo credit: Daniel X O’Neil)