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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pass the Ball!!

Yep. Tebow is back in the saddle again!

I know most women do not naturally gravitate to the TV on the weekends as our male counterparts so gracefully do. For the most part we have the sentiment I'd rather be curling my eyelashes than watchin' grown men throw a pigskin ball around and slap each other on the derriere.

But, in all fairness to our men, football is a very dangerous game. Tebow's hit two weeks ago confirmed that.

It is also a game filled with tremendous pressure all of which resides on the shoulders of every quarter back. That is, until he cast that pressure, which is in the form of a football, to another teammate.

In that one moment, he goes from carrying the heaviest burden... to complete rest.

One of my favorite verses in all the Bible is 1 Peter 5:7. It gives very simple instructions regarding what to do with our pressures of life. It instructs us to cast our care on Jesus because he cares for us.

IF you desire rest...

all you have to do is pass your burdens and pressures to Jesus.

In Matthew 11:29 He said Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Originally, the pressure is aimed at the quarterback because he has the ball. But at the moment he decides to hand it off, now he is at rest and the defense is going after the new person with the ball.

In the same manner, when we hand God our ball (everything that is putting pressure on our lives) the enemy has to now chase Him... and we are at rest.

That doesn't mean that there is no longer a battle on the field. It just means we can be in a calm position, even in a tackling situation.

So if you are tired of fighting your way through life today, doing the best you can, cast your burdens to Jesus and...

rest!

Go Gators!!





1 comment:

Pat said...

What a great reminder Tina that Jesus wants to carry our burdens for us.....we that minister to others so much and are accustomed to listening to others burdens and assist in their problems sometimes feel we must fix everything.....the truth is we can not.....thanks for always reminding us who the real "fixer" is....love you and your ministry which blesses us all.....keep up the good word.......