Over the last 40 years I have probably watched only a small handful of Superbowl games and I never understood why I could not see the excitement that even disappointed some of the people I was with because I was not in the spirit of the game. But now I see why this took place since my spiritual eyes have been opened. God has now given me this understanding that I never understood before until now in what it was that dampened my spirit of the Superbowl game.
God has been working in my life for a long time and once I truly learned to surrender He set me free to understand what it is that He has been showing me. If you are honest within yourselves and truly listen to this long but short message you will hear something beyond the words which you see and hear the cry of Jesus in whom we believe. Our savior cries in the heart for how He shed His blood for each of us and for how far we have allowed our focus in life to drift from what we know in hearts to be true.
Why is it okay for us to stand and shout at a Superbowl game with cheers of joy when our team is ahead but when we are in church in the presence of God we stay seated with our mouths barely speaking a word or saying an amen? Why is it okay to stand up and encourage our team in the Superbowl game when they are behind with power in our voice to reach the fields but when someone in our church or community may be falling behind we barely even give them some of our time?
Tell me, do you think our pastors are the only ones on the team? We are all on the team as a Christian and it is our duty to Stand Up, Encourage, and Cheer in God’s mercy for our children to see the love of Jesus in how He has set us free. There is nothing wrong with a game as long as we understand the principles behind self discipline and order to keep our perspective and based on what so many show it is easy to see how many are holding back whom they know. Can you only imagine what church would be like if we were all as excited about the service as we get when we meet for that special event?
I say all of this to you recognize the spirit of God and don’t just sit still with it when you feel it in your bones making you quiver. Because we never know when that day may come that we will be delivered. Enjoy the Superbowl with your friends and family but when you begin to feel that spirit making you cheer always keep God first because He is near.
I challenge you as a true Christian to quit holding back the spirit of God and thinking you can’t stand up to cheer because of being too worried about what others may think in giving you fears. Life in the spirit of God is a gift that we all have been given when we learn to listen and turn ourselves over to Him to use us as the vessel that we were set out to be. Always remember there are only two teams being good and evil to insure the team that we are are on because we never know when our time could run out!!!…amen
James Harrison / Servant