Bottom of the Barrel

21st of May, 2019

What’s the Point of Faith?

18th of May, 2019

We’ve all been duped. Every last one of us. We’re believing a lie. That life is supposed to be easy.

Life is hard. It’s supposed to be hard. This earth is not our home. It was never meant to be. It’s a temporary dwelling place full of imperfect people. It’s practice. Here’s what I mean by that— Anyone who has ever tried anything knows that before you perform, before you compete, you practice. Practice before the real thing. Heaven is the real thing. Heaven is for real. It’s a promised time of joy, peace, happiness and hope for those who believe in God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God who created Heaven and earth, the God who made light. Earth is just practice, and practice is supposed to be hard.

In my sport, we practice for hours, simulating the most difficult situations to see if we will be ready for the real thing. We study on earth, we prepare, we train, we practice. We practice so much that the game becomes easy. The game is peaceful. Practice is never easy. But we’ve believed the lie that its supposed to be.

Life is hard. Nobody knows what the future holds, although we’d like to… and that’s ok. That’s how it’s supposed to be. I sometimes get asked to sign autographs. In every one of my autographs I write the verse Hebrews 11:1. The funny thing is this—that verse is all about faith. But faith consists of hoping for something that you currently don’t have. It consists of believing in something even if you can’t see it. But what’s the point of faith if everything is going right? What’s the point of faith if you have everything you could have ever wanted? What’s the point of faith if everything is always supposed to be ok? If life was easy, there would be no point in having faith. If earth was perfect, there would be no point in Heaven. But faith is like gold, and heaven is for real. It’s something so precious that can never be taken away from us. Faith is believing that God can still do what he said he was going to do, even when it looks impossible. Even when it has always looked impossible. Take courage! God is building your faith. He’s working on it. Trust me. Trust Him. I am with you. I will never leave you. I will never turn my back on you. I have never turned my back on you. In this earth you will have troubles but take heart! I have overcome the world. My hope resides in the fact that God has already done it. He gave me a new team, He gave me a new house, He already gave me everything I could have ever needed and more. Trust me. I know what I’m doing. I am with you. I am WITH you. And I am for you. I am on your side. I am still on the throne. I am still the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Creator of the Universe. I have a big, big plan. A master plan. And I want you to be a part of it. But before you can join me, I need you to believe me. Before you can join me, I need you to trust me. THAT’S WHY you’re going through what you’re going through. THAT’S WHY your life seems so uncertain. It was never meant to be. Just look around. Look at all the things I’ve given you to enjoy. I’ve given you life. True life. I’ve given you joy. Pure, undefiled joy. Just look around! Open your eyes. Wake up. I am ALWAYS WITH YOU. I have not fallen of My Throne. I am with you. And I love you. Oh, how I love you. Oh, how I love you.

Freedom

14th of May, 2019

Love

6th of May, 2019

God is good

5th of May, 2019

God has been doing a number on me the last 8 months. He is so good. This song has been on repeat in my heart from the very beginning. As David recounts in Psalm 51, “A broken and contrite heart He can’t deny.” God has been breaking my heart. Ridding me of all the things that so desperately fought for my allegiance. I have a new King now. His name is Jesus. He loves me so much. He loves me enough to take away the things that brought me comfort. The things that I relied on instead of Him. We don’t grow without struggle. Free agency has been a STRUGGLE. This is the longest I’ve been without a team. I never realized how football had become the king of my heart. Not the game itself, but all the things that come with the game. The fame, the access, the recognition. All of it. The only problem is, all that stuff fades. It’s temporary. God is eternal. His love for me is forever. It started, as Psalm 139 says, “when I was in my mother’s womb.” He knew me then. Even before then. He knew I would be here. At a place where I have no choice BUT TO RELY ON JESUS. I’ve shed so many tears these last 8 months. But God is allowing me to be seen, known, and loved. There. Is. Nothing. Better. Than to be seen, known, and loved. And we are.

Allow God to be the King of your heart.

Allow God to be the Ransom for your life.

He is good. Good. GOOD. So good. There is none like Him.

His love never stops working. When everyone turns their back on you, Jesus turns toward you. Sitting, waiting, patiently. Lovingly. God. Is. Good. All. The. Time.

Let these lyrics wash over your heart. The King of your heart wants to be known. Get to know him.

Let the King of my heart be the mountain where I run, the fountain I drink from oh He is my song

Let the King of my heart be the shadow where I hide, the Ransom for my life oh He is my song.

You are good, good, oh You are good, good, oh

You are good, good, oh. You are good, good, ohh

Let the king of my heart be the wind inside my sails, the anchor in my waves oh He is my song

Let the king of my heart be the fire inside my veins, the echo of days oh He is my song.

You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down

You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down

He’s been God a long time 😊