Glenn Clark, a man whose every action was centered around Christ, showed us how to become “athletes of the Spirit”—a term he coined as a young man, when he made a decision to be a PLAYER for CHRIST.
Once we’ve made that decision, and that commitment for Christ, every step we take will go toward the goal of becoming a “whole athlete,” a champion, in body, mind and spirit.
Being a player for Christ means following certain biblical principles: “Don’t let the sun go down on your anger,” for example. Sounds easy, but have you ever tried it, if someone did you great harm?” There are strategies that will help.
To be a whole athlete, victorious in everything we do—at home, at school or work, in all our relationships—requires perseverance. Perseverance is emphasized again and again in the Bible. For good reason.
We rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. – Romans 5:3d
And we strive to be “team players,” never settling for a mediocre life, but keeping our eyes on the goal–to be the best we can be in Christ.
Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
I Corinthians 15:57