"I love the sense of satisfaction that I get when I’ve done a swimming workout or race, and know that I gave my whole being and heart to God in every moment of the swim. It’s the best worship I can offer him."
A new self
The new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its creator (Colossians 3:10)
January is the transfer window in football and every coach would like a new player, someone to make the team stronger, to take it to the next level. But what if the coach could take one of the existing players and make them a into new player. It would be cheaper!
That is what God promises us. When we give our lives to him and commit to being his representative in our part of the world of sport, he does not leave us alone to get on with it. No! He promises to renew us in the knowledge of his image.
Not only are we made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) but when the image starts to fade, he renews it! So if you ever feel discouraged as you take your stand for him in the world of sport, remember his promise to renew you and make you a new self!