I am excited to have my tween daughter Sunshine as my special guest on my blog today. She has written her very first devotional, and has graciously allowed me to share it with you. She also provided the beautiful artwork.
I’m excited to hear what you think of Sunshine’s devotional, so please feel free to leave her an encouraging comment. (I’m hoping she’ll write more of these for me. As an author, nothing is more exciting to me than seeing my daughter share that same love!)
Sunshine is an athlete who loves soccer, swimming, and volleyball, so it came as no surprise that she wanted to write about sports.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways, acknowledge Him; and He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5
That verse is hard to live by, isn’t it? Being a sports fan, as well as, a participant, I thought of some sports to go with this verse.
Volleyball: You can’t set, bump, serve, and spike without the other five players.
Soccer: In soccer, you can’t play sweeper, defense, mid-field, and offense all by yourself. Too hard, right? You can’t try to be making a goal and defending your goal all at once. Playing all eight positions by yourself all at once is not only hard, but it’s impossible.
Baseball: You can’t pitch, play outfield, be a baseman, and bat all at once. Impossible.
The point I am trying to make is this: you can’t be a one-man team. Think of it like this…you can’t play the game of life without God. Just like you can’t play offense and defense all at once. You need a team. Don’t know where to get a team?
Here’s your answer: God is your team. With God’s help, you can make goals in life instead of just kicking and missing it. Let God be your referee, your team, and your coach. Let Him help you in all things.