david santistevan

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On Watching the Olympics [part 1]

I have spent a considerable amount of time watching the Olympics this past week. There is something about it that is incredibly addicting. Sometimes I’m not even that interested, but I realize that I haven’t blinked for 5 minutes or taken a breath. Maybe I need to get outside.

What is it about the Olympics that is so gripping? Why do we all love having conversations about those who win gold medals? I think great stories inspire us. We are amazed at the perseverance, dedication, and singular focus these athletes have towards their goal. We find ourselves coming alive through their success. Check out this verse:

“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (I Timothy 4:8).

I want to live for Jesus with more dedication than an olympic athlete has for the gold medal. I want to run with perseverance the race marked out for me. The prize for this race is eternal and everlasting.

You think this is worth living and dying for? What is the prize, you may ask? More on that later.

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August 21, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. […] 23, 2008 As I mentioned in this previous post, we are running in a race for a prize that is eternal. The question begs to be asked, ‘What […]

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