The Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro are occupying the airwaves for most of this month. Are you hooked into watching your favorite sport?
The Olympians inspire us by their commitment, discipline and dedication and awe us by the perfection of their sport they have attained. Whether a team sport or an individual effort, each of them has trained daily for years to reach this pinnacle of competition, reaching and hoping for the ultimate prize, a gold medal for their
Can we see them as a model for us in our pursuit of our ultimate goal? Can these young people inspire us as we seek God and God's promise of a full rich life in this world and the next? They make their goal and its attainment a top priority every day; they devote their life to consistently pursue it. It seems there is a lesson for us as devout Christians on the journey of life; with a small part of their single mindedness just think what we could do to better our world!
May the Spirit of our merciful God lead us on the path to our true prize - and the determination to walk it daily.
Thank you for your generosity which is a testament to your goodness and faith in our gracious God. May you be blessed for that!
Ninth gift: Self-control Self-control begins with choice. The choices we make in life will ultimately determine who we become. The wisdom of the Ancient One says, “I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God’s blessing and God’s curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. […]