"The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to tread on the heights." -Habukuk 3:19
Time of Devotion.
I want my senior son to learn his plays and how to work as a team. But I am also looking ahead and want him to see the heights God has planned for him after football, and after Taylor.
Some of the voices in his head, talking to him about leadership and character, are the coaches. This coaching staff has a tremendous opportunity to influence our sons and remind them of key life lessons they will take into their relationships and professional lives.
I have so appreciated how the staff has reinforced the truth in this verse- the Lord is sovereign (over wins/losses, injuries, off-seasons, etc…) the Lord is our strength (we can call upon Him all day, in all circumstances.) He makes their feet scramble, sprint, and tread on turf and on new heights.
God is leading our sons, and He is using football as a vehicle for key spiritual insights. We don’t know the heights our sons have ahead of them, but we can be confident they are growing and learning how to lean on the Lord in every season.
Call to Prayer.
Let’s pray for the coaches during this season. They have a significant opportunity to impact our sons and praying for the coaches' marriages, health, spiritual sensitivity and friendships will make a difference.
Lord, thank you for the men you’ve placed on this team and over this team. Thank you for their commitment to You and to Your ways. Thank you for their example and the accountability they provide for the players. Jesus, be with them, be with their families while they are gone, be with their marriages, keep them healthy. Remind them who You are, how you see them and what you are calling them to. Equip them with strength, wisdom, discernment, patience, vision and joy. We pray this in Your name, Amen.
The Week Six "Call to Prayer" was written by Beth Guckenberger. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, Beth and her husband Todd have raised ten children - including the Trojans' #9, senior wide receiver, Evan Guckenberger.