Christopher Baseball Team - Falcons
Baseball – Son didn’t want to play anymore
Really bad last year – couldn’t hit; throws pretty poorly
Asked me to coach and I said OK – almost gave up
Coach 2007 Spring - Falcons
As a father, I see my son and the players on the team,
Want nothing more than to see them improve, what is best for them, to learn
To break bad habits, get better, enjoy themselves
Still lose some games,
But as he/ they apply what they’re taught
Stubbornly shed their own old ways – they are doing well
As they listen and trust and learn and practice,
They are being transformed into ball players
/As they do, I smile. WOW!
I am proud to see them become /
/Different players and a different team –
it is a slow, but most worthwhile process!/
I’d still love my son, whether he played ball well or not,
But as he listens to instruction, learns, applies his father’s lessons
Does well and grows, it pleases me.
/He hit a home run,
is the lead off batter,
plays second and threw a runner out at home plate/
Fair pitcher, but strucjk out guy
He is just 10, but being radically transformed in baseball
He listens, cares, is practicing, mindful, and learning
Surely, our Heavenly Father loves us – His children –
Far more and despite “what” we so often “do”
Yet, He too is pleased as we listen, learn and turn to Him for guidance
As we apply His instruction - revealed through His Holy Spirit and the Word.
So, what is the “transformation” He brings
He brings/causes/effects it;
we receive, learn, hear, listen, practice - keeping it/Him forefront in our minds
What does He (our Father) do in us?
How does He transform us in our lives?
We do not all play baseball
But, we are elsewhere engaged
and we are His Children
He teaches, leads, guides, prompts, instucts
We are surrounded by support of the Body
What happens as we listen, follow Him?