For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. II Timothy 1:7 NLT First you consider shooting, then passing. It is best if you know what you are going to do before the ball ever hits your hands. Passing requires a combination of all three Power, Love, Self-discipline. Love -- like love your … [Read more...] about Pass
II Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-control. In basketball there are three good things you can do with the ball. Shoot, pass and dribble. Every time you touch the ball, you want to evaluate these three things in this order. And the evaluation is based on how it helps the team reach its … [Read more...] about Shoot, pass, dribble — power, love, self-control
In Proverbs, the fool and the prudent person are often paired up as opposites. The fool speaks and acts without thinking. The Prudent person thinks before they act. In basketball it is easy to dribble yourself into trouble. You dribble into a trap, and then two people force you to pick up your dribble and try to pass out of a bad situation. … [Read more...] about Think First
Genesis 1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Sometimes we just need to step back and realize this. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Whatever you're going thru sometimes it's as simple as realizing how much bigger our God is than the any issue you face. The … [Read more...] about Word up — reboot your walk with this realization
Revelation 22:12 Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. If this isn’t an indication of works, I don’t know what is. Jesus also said we are to store up treasures in Heaven that where your treasure is there ye heart will be also. If we know this reward or treasure is … [Read more...] about Word up — go treasure hunting weekend!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! The first three words in the definition of new is “Not existing before” If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. If we fully understand this verse the sins that once ruled over us can fully be conquered thru this truth. … [Read more...] about Word up — that new creation in Christ is where you’ll experience the blessings and purpose you were born to discover.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is... his good, pleasing and perfect will. Transformed means: Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character. A dramatic change, what keeps us from a … [Read more...] about Word up — Be transformed, be renewed and be perfect!
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the ones who do the will of my father who is in Heaven. There's a couple sayings that come to mind when I read this verse. One goes "Only one life that will soon come to pass, only what's done for Christ will last" and another one goes "God loves us just … [Read more...] about Word up — it only began
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. You ever wonder why Jesus didn't just stay with us on earth. Why did he go at such an early age of 33. Something I used to think about because we have pastors that are of … [Read more...] about Word up — we all want to be a part of something big
James 2:17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead Works and grace are kind of tricky but are tied together. The bible says it is by grace you have been saved, through faith. We can't earn our way to Heaven, this is true and a relief because if it were so, I'd fail miserably because the bible says we all fall short of the … [Read more...] about Word up — A Spiritual zombie