I was standing at the podium at the front of my classroom awaiting the arrival of my 2nd period class at 8:30 AM when a frantic teenager ran through the door with fear written all over her face.
“Ma’am, I need to go to the office to call my mom. I forgot I had a soccer game today and left my uniform at home.” I wrote the unprepared athlete a pass to the office and prayed a silent prayer that mom had washed her uniform.
Some athletes sleep with the soccer ball close to their heart and wake up still dreaming of kicking the ball into the goal. Others tend to sit on the sidelines and forget to put on their game face.
This is why Paul felt it necessary to challenge the early church in Rome to put on the armor of light. Lest they forget that they were in a battle and aimlessly wander through their day without the necessary equipment.
The Apostle is warning us that time is short. Today is the day for us to fully clothe ourselves in the grace of Christ and glisten with His glory. We are children of the light in a world that is growing increasingly dark. His return is imminent, and tomorrow we may not have the opportunity to reach that neighbor with the Gospel. We have to get in the game now.
Do you have your game face on? Do you faithfully strap on the sharpened sword of Truth every morning? Are you protecting your heart and mind with the shield of faith and helmet of salvation? We cannot wage war in the power and might of the Spirit if we are still clinging on to the garments of the flesh.
I don’t want to be caught with my uniform off on the day that Jesus returns. This week, let’s purpose to consistently get in the game as soon as our feet hit the floor.
Don’t get caught with your uniform off on the day that Jesus returns. Get in the game.
“Get in the Game” was originally published at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s Daily Devo.
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