Friday, September 8, 2017

THE REAL ALL-STARS


Whenever I have played or watched any sport, I have always dreamed of having the best player at each position on my team - an All-Star Team. This would mean I would be considered part of the best-of-the-best team also. Spiritually, Christians are part the best All-Star Team of all time.

Christ is our everything. Jesus is at every "position" by the power of His Holy Spirit, directing us and empowering us to be the All-Star at our "position" or calling. Christ Jesus has come before us and secured our place on His team by perfectly living life so that we would not be burdened with having to try this impossible feat. Paul addresses the Jews about this in Hebrews 4:15 when he said,

"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin."

You see, an All-Star Team is still going to have some weaknesses. Because we are still earthbound and not glorified yet, this All-Star Team has challenges with the mind, flesh and world (or outward influences). However, if you are on King Jesus' Team, He promises not only that trouble is imminent, but that His overcoming reach has touched everything. John records Jesus saying -

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

Many parents have gone through tough times and teaching times of life. These experience(s) they remembered so that they could warn or steer their children away and clear from their mistake or rough experience. Christ went through everything perfectly so that we can have Him alongside us when we experience whatever "it" is.

God promises, just because you are on His All-Star Team does not mean trouble or challenges will not come your way, but He also promises in the same breath that He is The Overcomer. By association that makes believers in Christ - overcomers. God also promises never to not be there when we need Him or completely abandon us altogether.

Jesus did not try to avoid any of the challenges that came His way and He overcame them perfectly. As a Parent/Coach of the Christian All-Star Team, Father God sent His Son to miraculously "play every position". I say it again, He did this flawlessly. Because of His perfectly led life, believers can call on Him for anything at anytime. Again, all this made possible by Father God, Christ Jesus and The Holy Spirit - The Real All-Stars!