By Series - A Look Back at Quarterback

A Look Back at Quarterback

Friday

August 5, 2016

Hear The Game Plan

Read

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” – John 10:27

Think

In football the players should always listen for the instructions from the quarterback.  He has the game plan designed by the coach.   And because of the time spent in drills and practice, that familiar voice should be the one heard over the roar of the crowd.  

As players on Jesus’ team we should always listen for is His voice.  He has the game plan for our life and desires only the best for us.  In order to recognize His voice we must spend time in His Word and ask for direction so we can know Him.  This is the only way to really know what the right play will be.  Let Jesus be your quarterback.  It is only then that we can know we are part of His team, what position we play on that team and know the game plan He has for our life as we hear His voice call the plays.

Pray

Thank God for His game plan for your life and His desire for what is best for you.  Ask God to help you discern His voice over the noise of life.

Act

Practice time:  Read Psalm 46:10.  Take time to be still mentally.  Take a moment to thank God for His plans and just be…still.  Let His voice be heard above the noise.

 

Thursday

August 4, 2016

Play Your Position

Read

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” – James 1:22

Think

Every team member has a specific position and purpose.  Each member studies the playbook and does what it says to do.   Those team members understand their positions and know exactly what their purpose on the field should be.  This is how a winning team moves the ball down the field to score.

As team members on the playing field for Jesus, we have also been given positions to play.  To know what that position is we first have to submit to the authority of Jesus as the quarterback of our life.  Then study the playbook – The Bible – and do what it says.  Knowing the playbook helps us to recognize the voice of the quarterback in our lives and know what actions to take.  Knowing his voice and His playbook help us know our purpose and do our part in taking turf for God’s Kingdom.

Pray

Ask God to help you recognize the unique position he has for you on His team and to play that position well.

Act

Think about skills that you have that come easily to you.   (creative, administrative, relational….)  Consider how these skills may be what God has given you to play the position He has for you. How can you use them for His glory?

 

Wednesday

August 3, 2016

Team Uniform

Read

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”  - Ephesians 6:11

Think

On the field of play a team is known by the uniforms they wear.  As a team member that makes it easy to know who has your back at a glance.  Teams practice together daily in order to know when and how  to move so they can defeat the opponent together.

As believers, we are part of Jesus’ team.  It is important that we know His voice in our lives so we know when and how to move.  It is also important that we know the uniform we are to wear – the armor He provides to stand against our opponent.  We can then step out on the playing field of life with extreme confidence wearing, not just a uniform, but armor and following the lead of our quarterback, Jesus.

Pray

Thank God for the protection of the armor He provides daily.  Ask Him to help you step into that armor daily so you are prepared to defeat the opponent.

Act

Read Ephesians 6:11-18.  Be aware of each piece of the Armor of God that you need each day.  Don’t step out onto life’s playing field without it firmly in place.

 

Tuesday

August 2, 2016

The Winning Team

Read

“Put on the whole armor of God...” Ephesians 6:11

Think

Think of the great teams in the NFL's history. What do they have in common? They all had a quarterback who took them to the next level, a quarterback who led them to victory.  But that truth transcends the football field. When Jesus is our quarterback in life, we discover more than just existence. We discover how to truly win! And we find ourselves on a great team! Life isn't a solo sport.  The only way to get the most out of it is to be on the right team.  Make sure Jesus is calling the shots, and you'll find yourself on the winning team!

Pray

Submit every day to the quarterback abilities of Jesus to call the shots.  Ask Him to lead you as you discover your role in His team!

Act

Think of the "highlight reel" of your life.  As you look back, who gets all the glory? Is it you? Or is it Jesus?

 

Monday

August 1, 2016

The Quarterback Question

Read

"Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, 'Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true.'” John 7:28

Think

Every time a football team takes the field, each player understands his role and position. He knows his responsibilities and where he needs to be on the field. If players get mixed up in what they are supposed to do, things go wrong very quickly and the team cannot perform to its full potential. The same is true in our lives. We all have a position to play, a role to fill, and responsibilities to fulfill. But too often, we try to take on a role we were never meant to play – the role of quarterback. We try to call our own plays. Life, though, wasn’t meant to be played that way, because we aren’t suited for that role. Jesus Christ is the only one who is fit to play the role of quarterback in our lives. He is the only one skilled enough to call the shots. Our role is to follow His lead. When we do that, we discover our full potential. It all comes down to the quarterback question: who is the quarterback of your life?

Pray

Thank God for filling the roster of your life with the ultimate quarterback, Jesus Christ. Pray for the right attitude and discipline you need to let Him call the shots for your life.

Act

Think about the last few days. Have you submitted every call in your life to the ultimate quarterback? If not, consider what is keeping you from submitting to Him. Then read Matthew 28:18.