Easter - 2018

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Olympics are Coming!

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV).

The month of August brings the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I also love the slogan, “One World, One Dream.” I believe that is the way God sees you and me. We are one church that He loves and adores. We are his bride that one-day he will come to claim as his own.
Peggy Bohannan writes, “Olympics fever is in the air...and so are the fanatics! They're torchin' the torch, would you believe! Worldwide riots happening as the Olympics torch travels - Paris, London, San Francisco....where next!! But there's another world, another Torch and another fanatic trying' to put it out.....guess who!! He hates the Light - he hates your life and hates your Lord. He's identified as the devil himself trying to darken the Light that He gave in the very life that He renewed......and what to do??
“Don't let him.....He will try to kill your resolve, steal your peace and destroy your life but he will not win. Light is always stronger than darkness - and evil cannot put it out...God holds you in the palm of His hand and Satan has no power over you, or the Light shining in your life.” (Peggy Bohannan 2008 /www.gospel.com/ministries/peggies-place)
In the beginning God said, "Let there be light - and there was light." Jesus later stated that He is the “Light of the world.” That Light is God Himself and will never go out. Fear can't eradicate it; failure can't erase it. Discouragement, disease and distress can't destroy it - and the devil can't have it!
Therefore, as we watch these wonderful athletes bring excellence to their sport, may we be inspired and encouraged by their drive and shine our lights. I also encourage you to rejoice as we run the race laid out for us and celebrate that we belong to God’s one dream, his one kingdom. It is through Jesus alone that every man, woman, and child can have life to the full and declare to the nations God’s worth in their lives.

Watching for the amazing,

1 comment:

IzzyBeth said...

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I look forward to reading this!