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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Motivational Speeches

Saturday was a big day for Biscuit (nickname for our youngest son, Tyler).  He had several hours of play time and used it to have several make believe football games.  He pretended he was in the playoffs, just like teams in real life were doing.  Throughout the day, we heard Biscuit give his team several motivational speeches.  Here are a few of the highlights of those speeches:

1. (Heard by my husband) "If you win, I'll buy you whatever you want:  Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, anything.  But, if you lose, you get what I give you."

2.  (Heard by me)  "Guys if we lose it's my fault 'cause I'm the coach.  Just blame it on me.  I should know everything about football since I'm the coach. It's my fault."

Now let's look at Biscuit's motivational speeches and make spiritual application in our own lives. 

1.  God isn't like Coach Biscuit - (THANKFULLY!).  God isn't in Heaven saying, "If you do this, I'll give you what you want, but if you don't I won't."  The Bible tells us if we come to know God and become one of His children, then we will have eternal life.  That eternal life only comes through His Son, Jesus.  But, by becoming a Christian (as God wants everyone to do) that does not mean He will give us what our hearts desire, but that He will supply our needs.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

2.  Whether or not we choose to come to Jesus - to accept God's gift of eternal life - is up to us.  God cares for those who are lost but He is not "responsible" for the lost in the sense that it is His fault if we say "No!".  He has already done His part by offering up His Son to die on the cross for our sins.  Our part is to accept His gift. If we miss out on that gift, it is our own fault.  This gift is for everyone.

"This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:3-4

"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life."
Revelation 22:17

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."
John 3:16-17

"For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."
1 Corinthians 12:13

Just as Biscuit told his team, "I'm the coach. I should know everything about football,", God is our "coach".  He's in charge. He knows everything about us and about everyone else, too.  He knows about eternal life in Heaven and about hell and the torment that will be there.  He knows who will decide to follow Jesus and who won't.  He is all knowing. And, like Biscuit, God has given us motivational speeches throughout the Bible. We can look to God's Word - look to those motivational scriptures - to get inspiration and strength.

I am grateful for God's motivational speeches - written down by men, but inspired by Him, alone.

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17

What are you grateful for on this Gratituesday? 
Gratituesday is hosted by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers.


Jen said...

Your son is just like my son! He is always outside playing football, snow, rain, and heat. I'm never able to get close enough to my son to hear him giving his speech. But that was so cute.

What a great reminder you have given me this morning. Have a great day!!

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shopannies said...

your son looks pretty tough in that uniform. I love the way that my boy has grew up playing football and has become a great young leader doing that.

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