Here’s Your Participation Trophy

Do you go to church once a week on Sunday mornings or only on special occasions like Easter and Christmas? You reach that bookshelf removing all that built up dust that has accumulated on your bible and you are thinking to yourself, “Well, at least I'm going to church.” Congratulations, you just may qualify to receive a participation trophy from God! He is so proud of you that you just show up.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
— Romans 12:2

Unfortunately it doesn’t quite work that way. Have you ever seen any professional football team win any games without practicing? No? I haven’t either. These football players practice as a team to improve their skills and just do not show up on any given Sunday to play. The reward is not a participation trophy, but a real trophy for champions.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25

Are you going to participate for Team God and apply yourself by doing what the bibles says or are you going to be a bandwagon fan sitting in the stands just watching and doing nothing? You can start today before it is too late so you can earn that real trophy.

May God bless you today!