Athlete, Something is Going On
Galatians 4:19 (NIV)
My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,
Coaches strive with teams to get everyone on the same page. Brilliantly defining that page and then inviting players inclusively in is the key.
When it comes together, hearts beat as one, DNA resemblance multiplies, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts, potential is realized, movement builds, lift happens, and the team roars and soars. Have you ever experienced this?
That’s exactly what God does. He’s got something going on worldwide. He’s birthing something big and striving to get everyone on the same page. His game plan is this -– Christ formed in us.
Yup. Our Father God wants to install the Spirit of His brilliant, undefeated Son in us, fashioning and unleashing Jesus within. It’s a beautiful mystery and unbeatable game plan. Such a plan has and will continue to change the world like nothing else can.
Championship living awaits those who surrender to His coaching. Jesus calls this journey the “light of life,” “the abundant life,” “life to the fullest,” “eternal life” (John 8:12, 10:10; 1 John 5:11).
And it all starts with Christ formed in us! That’s what God’s got going on in this world. Would you join Him?
A prayer to consider: Heavenly Father, Your game plan for us in this world is so radically cool. The invisible birthing You’ve got going on is brilliant and breathtaking. It makes me so hopeful in a world torn apart, living in fear and great self interest.
Keep forming Christ in me. Conform me to the image of your Son (Romans 8:29). That means relentlessly learning of Jesus in the Bible, faithfully listening to and obeying His Spirit within me, and fearlessly imitating Him before a watching world no matter what.
For Your great glory, my joy, and our good. Amen.