"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." -Phillipians 1:3-6
Time of Devotion.
The apostle Paul wrote these words from prison to the church in Philippi centuries ago. He was grateful for this church because of their partnership in the gospel. Do you think of your sons as partners in the gospel? Each of us as believers, including our sons, has a special calling from God to be a part of spreading his truth to a world that desperately needs to know Jesus. Paul goes on to say he is confident that he (God) who began a good work in them will carry it completion. All our sons are at different stages of spiritual maturity. I would contend that none of us parents are fully mature in our walk with Christ either. We all need to be growing closer to him so that we can be effective in spreading the gospel.
Call to Prayer.
As athletes, these young men are given a unique platform of influence. Let’s pray that our sons grasp the importance of the gospel and use their influence for building the kingdom of God. This begins within the team, in their dorms, in the classroom and any other circles they find themselves in.
Dear Lord, thank you for our sons. Thank you that you can use them to further your kingdom. Thank you that they truly can be partners in the gospel. We pray for their growth so that they can effectively be a part of your mission. Give them a desire to know you better and in turn a desire to serve you and those around them. We pray they would encourage one another to grow closer to you. Give them courage to speak boldly for you. Thank you for loving us, in Jesus Name, Amen.
The Week Eight "Call to Prayer" was written by Rod Gerig, a Taylor football alum, and father of #84, Grant Gerig and 2019 Taylor grad, Tyler Gerig.