Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Madness

March Madness is upon us... What is March madness you ask? I couldn't explain it any better than Global Anchor Katie Couric in the Yahoo.com video clip below.


 Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” 

~ Luke 8:39 

Presenting with excitement, I introduce to you Testimony Tuesdays!!! A testimony by definition is: a formal written or spoken statement, a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience. The Bible commands us in numerous places to bring praise, glory, and honor to our God by proclaiming, declaring, and telling about His marvelous works to others. That is the purpose and heart behind this installment for my Tuesday posts. Each Tuesday (more or less), a testimony will be shared here involving the recounting of salvation, redemption, overcoming, and/or healing just to name a few; A story that brings glory to our God and in which we might be encouraged, spurred on, and challenged with at the same time.The stories that will be shared will either be of my own personal experiences, excerpts from books, testimonies I find via youtube or other media sources, as well as YOURS! I would love to know and give you the opportunity to share here with us a testimony of your own, of whatever fashion that involves the Lord doing a transforming work in your life. Just email me your testimony and I will see what I can do about posting it on a future Tuesday! You may choose to have your name be known or anonymous. I look forward to hearing from you!

Though I would consider it to be my favorite sport if I had to choose one, don't be fooled; I know practically nothing about basketball. Any enthusiasm that I have for basketball has been birthed out of my dad's enthusiasm for it. I cherish the childhood memories I have of playing the game with my dad and siblings. I haven't retained much knowledge of what those horrid high school gym classes taught me about basketball, but the appreciation I have for the sport is still there. And my appreciation for it has only grown with the connection with my boss' son-in-law, Bryce Drew coaching for The Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team, representing Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. I have become a big fan and have adopted them as my 'favorite team'. ^_^  It was just last year that I got to see Bryce Drew in action and experience a legit basketball game live for the first time! I wrote a blog entry about that HERE.

With Basketball on the brain and with my tradition of sharing testimonies on Tuesdays, Today I would like to introduce to you basketball player #5, Matthew Fisher-Davis, a team member of The Vanderbilt Commodores. I believe a lot of viewers have had their eyes on this talented player, but more than just his stats, I think everyone has got to take a look into this young man's recent conversion story!  Check out the articles below and be encouraged by our Amazing God. Observe how our Lord pursues us and can use any circumstance to draw us nearer to himself. He sometimes uses light and momentary affliction to prepare us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison (2 Cor. 4:17). He is a jealous God over us, and is faithful to complete the work he has started in each of us (Phil. 1:6)! Also, the articles below made me marvel at what Godly examples Coach Bryce Drew and Assistant Coach Roger Powell are to their team, and how they really seem to have their priorities straight! To God be the glory! Check out the stories below:

- Vanderbilt's leading scorer gives 'life to God' after benching

- Vanderbilt coach's great response to his player's heartbreaking mistake on the court 

“ we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while  we were  still weak,  at  the right  time  Christ  died  for the ungodly."

~Romans 5:3-6 

Happy Tuesday!
Thanks for Stopping by!
For more understanding on why Christ died for us read the rest of Romans 5.
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