March Madness! by Elaine Davenport (Wednesday, March 26, 2008)
YOU’RE EQUIPPED…WHAT WILL YOU DO?
***Every March, we get all geared up for the college basketball tournaments looking to see…who’s going to make the Sweet Sixteen and go on the the Final Four and move on to win the whole thing. It’s exciting…to see so many young people with drive, persevere and push themselves beyond the limit. It’s electric!
BE DETERMINED TO GET THE JOB DONE!
We should have that kind of passion about God…and not just for one month. Fortunately, we’ve got a lot more time than that. However, these are the last days and you’ve got to get in there and get your assignment done. There is something on your heart. This idea that keeps coming to mind. However…you keep putting it on a shelf or on the back burner. It’s time to put it into play. It’s time for you to implement that plan. It’s time for you to help someone. Only you can do it with passion. When you do, everything will fall in place and you’ll be so relieved and happy that you put the plan forth.
Now some may call you “Cinderella,” but I call you Blessed!
WHAT WILL SHE DO WITH THE BALL? WILL SHE COMPLETE HER ASSIGNMENT? I BELIEVE THAT SHE WILL!
If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands. John 14: 15
WHAT ARE GODS COMMANDS”
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10: 27
Imagine falling in love with someone whose love for you never changes, never waivers. That’s God. You are the apple of His eye. He loves you more than anything. When He refers to you He calls you His Beloved! When was the last time that anyone called you that? He doesn’t want ill for you. He wrote you an instruction manual to live by so that you can always be in communication with you and so you will know what to do. He’s at your beck and call. He began to love you and He called you before the foundations of the world. You are so special that He hand picked you to do something incredibly special. It’s a Love Assignment and no one…no one can do it like you. That’s a fact.
THE COACH HAS INSTRUCTED ALL OF THE TEAMMATES TO GET THE BALL TO YOU!
The whistle blows and they pass the ball to you! At this point; the ball is in your hands. There will be opposition; but you can do it. God’s got your back. Your move is a faith move. Oh Yeah! The angels will help you. It’s up to you to put it in the hoop! You can go SWOOSH! (nothing but net)….or you can pass it, lose the ball …to the other team…it’s on you!