I’m an avid sports fan. I love football, baseball, basketball, golf and Olympic curling. You know the game with the ice, the stone and the broom. Don’t ask me why, but I got bit about 4 years ago. I think it is interest and intrigue more than anything. But bottom line I am a fan. Now “fans” buy tickets and fill the stands. They sit, watch, cheer and support. Yes, we sit, watch, cheer and support. God is not looking for fans that just sit, watch, cheer and support. He is looking for disciples and followers that come down out of the stands, enter the competition, and get in the game.
Regardless of your sport, whether football, baseball, swimming, volleyball, or hockey, one thing remains the same — to win, you must get in the game. No amount of practice or preparation provides victory without the moment of truth when the plays on paper become the collisions and results on the field. While this may seem obvious to an athlete, many of them miss the critical spiritual parallel their sport represents. Too many Christians are content to be on the team or watch as a fan rather than get in the game of living out an authentic Christian faith.
Paul writes, “As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6). We serve a Sovereign God who made us in His image and constructed our DNA both physical and spiritual according to His Divine will. He desires to use not only the spiritual gifts He has given you, but the job He has placed you in, the recreation you enjoy and the location in which you live to reduce darkness and reveal the glory of God.
Great Commission Resource Centers is a concept God is using to help churches help there members come down out of the stands, enter the competition and get in the game. Call on us and let us help you.