Last night’s practice was all about new plays, new strategy for a new season with a new coach.
Not only were our plays given a name, but also printed out for each teammate so we would have no excuses to not have it ingrained in our brains. We tackled 3 of them last night, broken down into steps so that we didn’t just memorize but had a complete understanding of the play, each position played , the purpose and the hoped for outcome. We all loved it, taking it all in and repeating the name of the play often. I wore my son’s old tshirt he wore back in his middle school days and taking it off last night all sweaty from an almost 3 hour practice…I thought how the blood of Jesus was shed so we could live life eternally. And how the Word of God isn’t just words to give us a little pick me up, but strategy that if we commit to memory we can live life on purpose. This is so much of what will be in my derby devotional I hope to get published. I can’t believe how I’ve realized the Word of God is like a playbook since I’ve started playing roller derby, and how I approach the Bible, it’s words and committing it to memory. I hope that is something I leave behind when I leave this earth…to inspire others to look at the Bible as a playbook on life and commit it to memory. And you can’t do that if you don’t open the pages and read. Just read it;)
Here’s some BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH “BIBLE” stuff to work out on:)
“Let your love, God , shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised; Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever— your commandments are what I depend on. Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom; Then I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!— relishing every fragment of your counsel.”
Psalm 119:41-48 MSG