Stay in the Game!

cj golfHello Friday, how great it is that we have been in the word together this week! We have been focusing on keeping our spirit in tune with God’s spirit through some intentional choices and actions that we can incorporate throughout our day.

Since it is Friday, which is our day off, Steve and I talked about how we wanted to spend our day together. Many options where discussed, but with the weather about to change the option of golf won out. True confession: I am a terrible golfer, a hacker, my drives are only about 100 yards but they are straight. For every one of Steve’s drives it takes me two or three shots to equal the same distance, but I have a fun time being outdoors spending time with my husband doing something he enjoys. Steve has learned the secret to keeping me in the game even though I am not great at it; he constantly affirms me and tells me how much he loves having me there with him. Almost after every drive he will tell me how good I look out there hitting the ball, he never makes me score double the par, and if I am tired we switch over to a game of best ball and I play off his longer drives. It really is quite a brilliant method. He gets to golf, it qualifies as time spent together, and he is investing in our relationship by affirming me the whole time. It struck me today how God has done so much beyond what I would ever need to encourage me to stay engaged in my life lived before Him. “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” 2 Corinthians 9:8.  Although, it didn’t necessarily improve my golf game:)

Scripture tells us:

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

God’s provision for our salvation, daily needs and even our affirmation, all taken care of by the one who knows exactly what we need.  To top it off, He thinks you look good while you are doing it!  “We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18. You look good as you reflect God’s glory!

Friends let’s wrap up this week of study with grateful hearts towards God, how he draws us, affirms us and showers us with His amazing grace! Praying for you as you prepare your hearts for our study next week, see you on Monday!
Today’s worksheet: handout 9_20_2013

In the Word with You,

Cheryl J

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2 Responses to Stay in the Game!

  1. Kim says:

    What a great week of study – Thank You! I look forward to grabbing a coffee after dinner and digging into the Word. My heart is full with the thoughts of His amazing grace, His arm is bent to bear all my burdens and is refreshing my soul! Looking forward to Monday.

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