“Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown” (Mark 4:15-20).
Superbowl usually brings the best plays as the football players desperately want to win the game. They seem to put their playing of the game up a notch for this world wide event. It’s amazing that some receivers are able to catch the oddly shaped ball from a great distance thrown at high speed, and grasping it from the reach of the players on the other team. Some players could also do well in gymnastics as shown in their body contortion activity in catching the ball.
God’s word can be like catching a football, where there are a lot of players on the worldly team trying to grab it away. But firmly grasping the word and running with it will produce multiple touchdowns in life. It takes perseverance to get into shape and keep the focus on the goal. Training happens every day with the objective of making us fit players on God’s super kingdom team.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that you have made me a member of your team. I pray that I can tightly grasp your word without fumble. I pray that today’s training will bring you glory. Amen
Faith Tip: Consider the training God has for you today for the big game of life.