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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bases Loaded

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25
Baseball season is upon us. Growing up near a Major League Baseball city, Cincinnati, I faithfully followed the Reds in the days of Johnny Bench and Pete Rose. Then later moved to another baseball city,St Louis,  and followed the Cardinals and Ozzie Smith. About 20 years ago I moved to Phoenix and followed the newly formed Diamondbacks and Randy Johnson. Our little city of Huntsville(AL), lost its minor league team about a year ago. I found baseball exciting and while living in Cactus League territory in Arizona I took in a game or two of the Cubs who spring trained in Mesa. 

When you are at a really close game it is super exciting! Bases loaded and you just can't wait to get a home run hitter up to bat and slam one into the stands and four runs are automatically earned. Bases loaded in life could be when everything seems like it is lining up perfectly and things in life fall right into place. It prepares you for the time maybe when the 'strike outs' of life occur and they will occur, sad to say.

You may have heard others say, "Go with the flow" meaning to perhaps not take everything so seriously and bend with the punches. You may strike out occasionally but God wants you to get that home run of life so keep on keeping on my friend. 

PRAYER: When I feel like life is throwing me curve balls and can never get on base, help me to keep hanging in there for eventually things will get better. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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