“God’s grace and order wins; godlessness loses.” Psalm 10.14
Watching professional hokey All Stars is a treat. The sheer grace and agility is beautiful. However, trying to explain the game to two young girls is a problem.
“Boring,” concluded Whitney.
“Not really interesting,” came the diplomatic answer from Carli.
“Who is winning?”
“Does it matter?” I responded.
Yes, and no. No, it doesn’t matter who wins the one game of the season designed to show the sport’s offensive talents. Yes, it does matter to some.
What makes one “win” the day? Do you win by scoring more points than anyone else scores? Is winning determined by who comes out on top regardless of the score? Does it really matter? No and Yes.
Winning a game determines who is the best at a particular moment in time. Winning a day implies that one had the best the day could offer.
What is winning a day? What does it mean to get the “best” a day could offer?
I believe winning the day means getting the most life can offer during a day. I believe living life on God’s terms provides a winning formula for each day.
It is simple really. God’s way vs. my way. The question I face each morning is who is going to get the most out of the day?
God’s way does have a bum rap. People often portray God’s as limited, repetitive, mundane, boring, simple, and often dumb. Is it?
God’s way frees us from all worry about the future. He provides a gift with no strings and eternal life.
God’s way brings with it a protector. He knows every hair and weakness that we have and promises to watch out for us and love us always.
God’s way encourages us focus on creation (as opposed to destruction). God encourages grace and love, not anger and doubt.
God’s way is for all to win, no losers allowed on His team!
I really want to win. I really want to experience all the good life offers. I want God.