God and Football

Does God really care who wins a football game?

I remember a lesson I heard from Andy Stanley about prayer.  Andy questioned whether God really was going to answer the prayer of the little league parent who prayed for his son/daughter to knock in the winning run, or whether God was going to answer the prayer of the basketball player to sink the winning free throw, or whether God would answer the prayer of _________________ (you fill in the blank).

With all the hype about Tim Tebow and his faith, I know that any blog, tweet, comment or conversation that isn’t 100% behind Tebow will be viewed as anti Tebow or anti God or anti faith or anti…..  but here goes:

God doesn’t care if the Denver Broncos win any more games.  God doesn’t care if Tim Tebow wins any more games. I’m willing to bet anyone right now that there are other Christ followers in the National Football League besides Tebow.  I’ll bet there are Christ followers in other professional and collegiate sports that simply choose to tell others about Jesus in a different manner! I’m glad that Tim Tebow is a Christian. While I don’t understand why people think his manner of professing his faith is the way to go about it, I’ll let you be the one to determine your own opinions. I do know that many of the Tebow fans who love his walk don’t emulate it – just cheer him on.

What God cares about is your personal relationship with Him.

I hope the lives of all Christ followers are different enough for non believers to want to know more about Jesus.

About Lee Ellzey

Christ Follower, Husband, Father. Like to read. Like to help others. Learning to love life more than ever! View all posts by Lee Ellzey

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