Last night, I had a chance to speak at the church where I grew up and where my dad is a pastor. As you may know from previous posts I am not the most comfortable when it comes to preaching to adults and so since I found out I was speaking last week I was a nervous wreck trying to think about what to speak on. Finally, after much prayer, I felt God directing to share with the church about what we are going to be doing in our FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) huddles this year. The church I was speaking has been a very faithful prayer and financial partner for our huddles and so I wanted to give them a bit of an insight as what we do in our huddles.
This year our theme is “Undefeated” and comes from 1 Corinthians 15:57, which says, “But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (HCSB) Through our relationship with Christ we know that we can have victory over whatever comes at us in this life and we have the promise that one day sin and death will be defeated and we will live eternally with Christ in Heaven. This is how we are “Undefeated!” In particular, I shared with the church last night about how we can be on the path to being “Undefeated” by realizing that Humility beats Pride. Pride is one of those things that Satan uses to hold us back, fracture relationships, and keep us defeated. But when we realize we can only do anything through Christ and that all our gifts and talents come through Him, then we can have victory over pride. When we realize that Christ poured out all his power and came in the form of a servant to live, die and rise again for our sins, we see the ultimate example of humility for us to follow and defeat pride in our lives.
It awesome to see how God allowed me to go from being nervous about speaking to excited about sharing about these exciting truths we will be teaching our FCA students this year. I asked the church to be praying for our students that we will see those who know Christ to come a deeper love and devotion to Him this year. Also to be praying that they will impact their schools and that we will see many students accept Christ as their personal savior. I’d like to ask you to be praying for these same things. Pray that God will move and work mighty in our Lee County High and Middle School FCA Huddles this year!