It’s baseball season and anyone who knows me knows that i love baseball. i am a big LA Dodger fan, having grown up in Southern California. i can remember listening to the Dodger games on the radio while watching them on channel 5, because my dad didn’t like the TV commentators. i recall walking through the halls of my high school and Mr. Flores would have a TV in the quad with the Dodger games on. We would stop by between classes to get the score of the game. It was a big deal. Even now i am keeping an eye on the score of the Dodgers game as they take on our arch nemesis, the SF Giants. (Boo, Hiss).

Life can be like a baseball game. Sometimes we get a hit, sometimes even a home-run. Then there are those times we strike out. You know what i like about baseball that is different then other sports? No clock. The game is untimed. It is controlled simply by the flow of the game. Some innings are short, 1, 2, 3 out innings and others can last what seem to be hours as batter after batter battles at the plate, hits are made and runs scored.

In 1 Corinthians 9:23-25 it says;

23 I do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings.

24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.

Again this is true in life, whether it is our day to day struggles or sharing our faith. There will be times when we share our faith that we strike out, other times we hit a home-run. Some times we will get a hit and someone else hits the runner in. Our goal is to be faithful. Sometimes our life struggles will feel like a strike out, other times it may feel like you hit a home-run…in the grind of life; Be faithful. Be patient. Be persistent. Be willing, Be loved.

You are Loved,

cj

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