It’s still hot as blazes outside, but football is in the air. The boys are practicing with their team. Our daughter is working with the pep club on Friday nights to foster school spirit at the high school games.
It’s our favorite time of the year.
I recently caught an NFL preview on ESPN. One of the commentators was discussing Cam Newton, the uber-talented quarterback of the Carolina Panthers. Cam can beat you with his arm. He can beat you with his legs. He can beat you with his mind. He’s a prototype quarterback.
They went on to say that the only thing that’s disappointing about Newton is his inconsistency. You never know which Cam will show up…good Cam (who is very good) or bad Cam (which makes big mistakes).
Those comments hit me in the heart.
What about my own consistency?
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. I Corinthians 15:58
What would Jesus say about my everyday effort? Do I work hard to further develop spiritual gifts?
I’m afraid that the commentator could say the same about me. I need to be more consistent in my own daily walk with Christ.
What should my goal be?
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
Like Newton, I need to hit the field with purpose. Reading the Bible. Meditating on the words. Praying for guidance. Putting it to practice.
Please pray for me to be more consistent with my faith…and let me know how I may pray for you.