October 12, 2012
Dear Coaches, Colleagues and Friends:
After sharing the origination of our athletic theme in the story of Gian Paul Gonzalez and his "All in" challenge to
the NY Giants, a consideration of the word "all" is appropriate. The following definitions and synonyms are found in
Merriam Webster's dictionary:
-the whole amount, quantity, or extent of <needed all the courage they had>, as much as possible
-every member or individual component of,
-the whole number or sum of
-nothing but , only, completely taken up with, given to, or absorbed by; having or seeming to have in conspicuous
excess or prominence; paying full attention with
-used up; entirely consumed
-as much of; as in all I ever had
Synonyms: whole, concentrated, entire, exclusive, focused, undivided
Wow!! What a colossal impact for such a small word! In I Corinthians 10:31 Paul admonishes "whatever you do,
do it all for the glory of God." It could also read in all you do, do it for His glory. Though the context here is
addressing how to respond to the question of eating or not eating food sacrificed to idols, a broader interpretation
is allowed. Whatever I do, all I do must be for His glory. One can go further and say that I must give all of me to
the all I do because that is how He receives glory. I am fully committed to doing my best to do my best in
everything I do! What a great challenge for us as coaches and for our student/athletes.
Lord, I want to give you my all today so that You may be glorified!!!
Next week, No fear a consideration of 2 Timothy 1:7!!
NPM Isaiah 43:18