May 28: Winning
Scripture Lesson: Romans 12:1-2
Today is the birthday of former Major League player and current
manager Kirk Gibson. Gibson was well known for playing the game with intensity
and passion. He always gave everything he had on every play during his 17-year
playing career. In 1988, Gibson hit one of the most dramatic home runs in World
Series history, a game winner off A’s closer Dennis Eckersley. Gibson, who was
the inspirational leader of the team, was battling leg injuries and could
barely walk as he approached the plate as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the
ninth. His inspirational game-winning home run propelled the Dodgers to go on
and win the series over the highly favored A’s.
In today’s text, Paul gave the church at Rome the key to winning at
life. We are to present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice as an act of
worship. Paul calls us not to conform to the things of this world, but to be
transformed by the renewing of our minds. Then we will know what God’s will is
for our lives. To win at life, we must give ourselves totally to God, allowing
God to guide our thoughts and our lives. We must not let the world dictate to
us, but we must change the world for God by allowing Him to direct our lives
through His will.
does it mean to offer ourselves to God as a living sacrifice?
we make a difference for God in this world?
we win at life?
Doesn’t the One who sent His Son to this world for us deserve our
all? If we’re willing to give our all, we will be a winner at life!
Posted on Sat, May 28, 2016
by David Daly