“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out and made His way to a deserted place, and He was praying there.” – Mark 1:35
Unless you’ve been under a bridge for the past year or so, you know who Tim Tebow is.
Tim Tebow is the quarterback for the playoff contending Denver Broncos. I could take a ton of time sharing his on field heroics, clutch-gene abilities and leadership qualities but I won’t….and I won’t because these things arent what has made him a household name / polarizing figure / poster on a kids wall/ trending topic on Twitter. No, as remarkable as his athletic ability has been, it’s his faith in Jesus Christ which has caused TebowMania. Some appreciate his candid and bold stand for Jesus others…lets be honest…MOST despise him for it but either way, Tim Tebows faith has caused quite a stir.
In fact, the latest nonsensical trend of the day is “Tebowing” (mocking and mimicking the posture of prayer that Tebow assumes in humble gratitude before his God each game). To be quiet honest, I’m shocked and honestly saddened about the fact that many brothers in Christ have joined hands with an unbelieving world to openly mock a sincere brother with a sincere faith. I’m not the fun police by any stretch but I believe Psalm 1:1 need to be re-read and put into practice by those who find it amusing to make a mockery of the spiritual discipline another brother publically and unashamedley practices “Happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinner, OR JOIN A GROUP OF MOCKERS“.
Personally, I appreciate Tebows boldness and his public showing of gratitude through prayer. It actually takes me back to the playing field when I witnessed many others kneeling in prayer or even when coach instructed us to, “take a knee”.
I knew that when Coach Jeff Davis called us to “take a knee” two things were about to happen, all physical activity would cease and communication would soon begin. All good and effective coaches communicate their game plans to the team and every good team recieves that game plan and puts it into practice. This all begins with “taking a knee”
In these last few days of your fast, I want to challenge you to “take a knee”. Set aside some time to cease all physical activity and recieve instruction from your God.
And By the way, Go Broncos!
Can you identify the best times you have to set aside for prayer? Will you commit to “taking a knee” during those precious moments and recieving Gods instruction?
Soli Deo Gloria! – Pastor Kyle