This isn’t about praying for Tim Tebow to win the next game or the Super Bowl. It’s about a much more difficult challenge. It’s about the game of life … eternal life.
I’m sure some might wonder why Tim Tebow would even need our prayers. He’s considered this so-called “super” Christian.
But Tim Tebow is just like you and me. The only difference is he’s living out his faith under a very bright spotlight.
I love this analogy from Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly. In describing Tim Tebow, Daly writes:
“How refreshing, and how challenging for his fellow believers, that as all this craziness is swirling around him, his attention is focused on putting feet to his faith – even when they aren’t carrying him toward the goal line.”
The Lord has given Tim Tebow a wonderful platform to share his faith and with that comes challenges, obstacles and responsibility.
Can you remember a sports figure that has so polarized a nation? There is a love-hate relationship with Tim Tebow, especially in the media.
Check out this article: Atheist Group Believes Tim Tebow ‘Full of Crap’ with Public Display of Christianity
There are many who are just waiting for Tim Tebow to stumble and fall, professionally and personally. The enemy … and yes I believe in Heaven and hell, good and evil, God and Satan … the enemy, has a target on Tim Tebow. 1 Peter 5:8-9
And that’s where our prayers come in. The Bible talks about building a spiritual hedge of protection around our spiritual leaders.
We need to pray for the Lord to protect Tim Tebow and bless him with physical and spiritual strength, wisdom and guidance.
But what about the not-so-visible Tim Tebow’s in our lives? How about praying for our pastor, our kid’s school teachers, that businessman or woman striving to do things the Godly way, our neighbor next door, our families, the widow or widower in church, the divorcee, the single parent, the downtrodden and forgotten.
It’s time we put hands and feet to our faith as well.
And as we head into this political season, regardless of our politics, let’s pray for our local, state, and national leaders. It’s all right to disagree, but in the end, God commanded us to pray for our leaders.
"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth." 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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