DADs…at the end of every NASCAR race you will see two unique traditions:
First the winner of the race is usually handed the checkered flag to hold as a banner outside his window as he or she takes a victory lap…then the winning driver typically does a burn out…spinning their car in circles…while creating a cloud of smoke and black marks from the tires on the track!
Clearly a predictable finish for anybody that has watched more than one NASCAR race!
Yet each celebration is a little different. Each victory so sweet. Each driver in the back of his or her mind knowing that this victory came with a price and are sure not to take this moment for granted! Some realize... I am sure…that another victory is never guaranteed and may never come again!
DADs…as Christians and drivers in Gods race… the great news is this…we can go to victory lane everyday…knowing that God holds our winnings in his hands…
In 1 Corinthians 15:57 Pauls writes:
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
DADs…this Thanksgiving Day…consider how you will celebrate your victories and countless blessings that God has given you? How will you reflect and give thanks to God for the victory with your family?
Remember with God… we work from the victory…not for the victory!
DADs…“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you! So…C’mon men…Suit Up!