Yesterday while I was trapped in the imaginary world of all day conference calls, I found a little relief from the drumming sound in my ear to surf the web and check out a few searches. While doing that I stumbled upon a story about a Kelly Clark, an Olympic snowboarder, and how she stumbled into God one day on the half pipe, and how that has completely changed her life.
(watch the video here.)
In this story she tells of how finding out about the Christ has changed her perspective on life and she says this:
But I’ll tell you, I’ve never had more fun snowboarding, and I’ve never been more free.
What a incredible story of a changed life – changed by the power of Christ to free us up and provide us with forgiveness and purpose. And check out her snowboard:
So, I checked out this entire site called Beyond the Ultimate. Today or this weekend, take a little time and check it out. It has great stories about the lives -the changed lives -of many Olympic Athletes. Seeing these high performance athletes confirming where their strength comes from is really amazing.
So, take some motivation not only from their exceptional athletic abilities, but also from their personal stories. And be free – even in the imaginary land of conference calls.
15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. –Colossians 3:15-17 (New International Version)