Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jeremy Lin and Romans 8:28

There's a BIG buzz going on in the sports world today.

A young devout Christian named Jeremy Lin led his basketball team when he was in high school but was shunned by top college programs.

So he enrolled at Harvard, and led the Crimson in scoring his senior year, only to be ignored again come NBA draft day.

After a long wait, he finally got a chance to join his first NBA team the Golden State Warrior. But since there are too many guards in front of him, he never really got a chance to play.

He was then taken by two other NBA teams but was immediately cut.

New York Knicks then took him just as a back-up player and waited at the far end of the bench.

But with his team struggling, the undrafted, largely unwanted Lin got a shot to play. He promptly went on a transcendent tear averaging 27 points and 9 assists over a six-game stretch and took the sports world by storm.

As of this writing he's now at the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine Asia.

Surely, it's another inspiring story. But how did it happen?

How an unknown player to many became a basketball star in just two weeks?

What's his secret?

As a Christian, Lin was never shy of confessing his faith in Christ and admits that it's really God who made it happen.

But what I would like you to know is...

...during the time he was down and no NBA team is taking him, he always whisper his memorized verse Romans 8:28 to himself that says...

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

That simple habit kept his faith in God and empowered him during the darkest hours of his professional career.

Believe me, scripture memorization and meditation is so powerful that it can turn things around.

Now it's your turn to change your life for the better.

Start reading, memorizing, and meditating God's Word today.

In Him,
Don and Dawn 

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