I have been watching a LOT of football recently!

January 24, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mary Margaret @ 5:07 am

I have really been getting into pro football recently. Most of the time I just watch college football but this season I have watched more football than I ever have! I have loved watching Tim Tebow and I am sad the Broncos didn’t make it to the playoffs. His Christian witness has just been unbelievable. Has there ever been a pro football player as outspoken about their faith as he is?? I am just so thankful that young people today (and adults for that matter) have a positive role model to look up to in the midst of all these reality TVs show characters and crazy celebrities. How refreshing is it to see such a pro football player have his number one motivation not be fame or fans but winning people to Christ? It’s just amazing. I hope the Lord keeps him strong because I’m sure the Devil loves to attack him since he is so public about his faith.  And it really seems to be a genuine faith too.  I really think he is the same way on the field as he is off (I hope I am not just wanting to think that haha!).  But seriously, he has a look in his eyes that looks honest.  You know what I mean?  The eyes reveal so much…who was it that said “the eyes are the window of the soul”? I think Tim has that look in his eyes.

Just recently I heard that every week during the season he would seek out a person with a debilitating illness and spend time with them during that week and visit with that person and their family before and after the game. How amazing is that?? I mean, I have a hard enough time as it is socializing with people before I have to sing a big concert and here this guy is, about to play a huge game with loads of money at stake on national television, and instead of drilling plays and what-not, he is investing in the life of someone else less fortunate. Wow. I hope the Lord continues to bless this guy and allows his Christian witness to remain constant, even when the critics are rising up against him.  The Lord is really working through Tim.  He has been such an encouragement to me not just to be a better person, but to be a better witness for the Kingdom and to see every moment here in the light of eternity. To do everything here to the glory of God because He is the one who gives us the ability to be and do anything in this life. Tim Tebow seems to know where is faith and talents come from.

Here are some of my favorite things that he has said:

If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife ‘I love her’ the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life.

On the field I’m trying to play for the glory of God but then also I’m trying to give everything I have and win and compete. And so I think more than just winning or losing, I think He cares about where our hearts are when we’re playing.

But – but the greatest way to witness is by walking that straight and narrow and also realizing that you’re going to mess up. That’s what grace is for. We’re going to fall, but we’ve got to get back up. And you’ve got to improve. And that’s what I’m all about.

Wow! I actually didn’t intend for this post to be about Tim Tebow but it just went in that direction! I was going to talk about how much I LOVE football but I ended up talking about something else…but still related to my initial idea. I am praying for this guy and I hope the Lord continues to use him in a big and mighty way!

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