Devotions from Judy’s heart

We are here at Kurt’s in Kansas and today we all went to see 4 year old Grant play soccer. The team of nine 4 year olds did lots of practicing before they actually played the game. Grant did his best but fell 9 times. One time mommy had to comfort him but the other times he perseveringly got up and continued playing.  His team lost but mommy and daddy and all of us cheered him and told him what a good job he did.  They were up against all 5 year olds that played all last year.  But Grant didn’t give up and he played his best. It was a living parable about how we should live.  We are going to fall again and again and we need to glance away from ourselves to the people on the sidelines cheering us on… especially our heavenly Father.  He knows we aren’t going to do it perfectly but He looks at our heart motivation. Often He sends comfort and encouragement from  those around us too.  In Phil 3 it says, But I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. .. I press on to the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Let us not give up but persevere!!