Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name;Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, using praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name;Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth, O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones! He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
The big news in professional sports lately has been Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos. It’s not his great play that is getting the attention. He hasn’t broken records or put up tremendous numbers for his team. The thing that everyone is talking about is his very public display of his faith in God.
Tebow always thanks God first whenever you hear him speak. Many athletes have done this before, so why is this different? I think it’s because you sense with Tebow that he is quite sincere in his faith. He was raised by parents who were missionaries, so he grew up with faith as being the primary thing in his life.
Tim Tebow also thanks God for everything – losses as well as wins. He thanks God for the opportunity to play football and to be in the public eye so he can spread his faith in God. How many of us thank God for the failures in our own lives and look upon them as a learning experience and one that God wants us to go through for our benefit?
Tebow is a great example of someone who truly has the faith of Job. He is grateful to God for everything that happens to him. He is inspirational in his beliefs and we can all learn from him.
Tebow may not ever be compared to John Unitas or Peyton Manning in football circles, but there is no comparison for him in faith circles. Take a look at yourself and your faith journey – where can you make improvements and grow in your faith?
Thank God in all circumstances and watch your faith carry you through the good and bad times. TimTebow will only play football for a handful of years but his faith will sustain him for his entire lifetime.
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