Wow, did you see Shaun White last night absolutely shred the half pipe, and get like a million miles in the air? Absolutely phenomenal. That after watching Lindsey Vonn tear 2 miles down a mountain at speeds that would make my sports car look slow.
The consistency of their performances, the focus, the energy, the ability to just get out and do it is just incredible.
Incredible is right, so as you are about to drop in to the half pipe call TODAY, draw some inspiration and motivation from these athletes. Go at the day with joy, with reckless abandon, with boldness and get some air.
1-4Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you. Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
5-6Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,
God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.
Who or what can get to me?
7-8Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself. The Message (MSG)