Daily inspiration: God wants us to love ourselves so that the Christ within can manifest itself. Lord, help me to love doing what is right, to love living according to Your Law, and to love peace of mind.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. 2nd Timothy 1:7
A Time to Think: Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.—Jim Elliot
A Time to Act: Expect great things to happen.
A Time to Pray: Creator God, thank You for the works of Your hand that cry out the awesome truth of Your care for me.
Birth Verse for September 25: Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25
PrayFit Devotional: Playmakers
September 25, 2012
“The wicked flee though no one is pursuing them but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” –Proverbs 28:1
Read: Proverbs 28
As I was watching the Miami Hurricanes dominate Georgia Tech recently in college football, one of the announcers referred to a player as “the playmaker.” It gave me pause. What a compliment. What an honor. This player wasn’t just out there to fill in the gaps or run time off the play clock. He was “the playmaker” and everyone knew it. He was the heart of the team. All of those around him looked to him for direction and leadership and for what was coming next. Every single play, eyes on him, things were happening. There was action in the room.
When it comes to our faith, are we the real “playmakers” on the Father’s team? Do we make the big plays every time the whistle blows or are we sometimes comfortable simply watching from the sidelines and cheering others on? Are we intentionally seeking to share God’s love and amazing grace with all of those around us, not only on game day, but every day?
I want to be bold. I want to be “the playmaker” for God in my own life and for those who would look to me for direction. Every single play, eyes on Him, there is action in the room. –Allison Earnst
PrayFit’s contributing writer, Allison Earnst, is a fitness expert, motivator, competitor and mother of three. She’s been featured in numerous magazines including FitParent, Natural Muscle and Oxygen magazine. She has shared her fitness story on Good Morning America, Extra TV and Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act.”
“We don’t strive to be healthy to be loved by God,” says PrayFit founder Jimmy Peńa. “We strive to be healthy because we are.”