Daily Devotional

Tom Landry, former National League Football coach of the Dallas Cowboys, once said: “The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do in order to achieve what they always wanted to be.” That’s my heart as a parent, a pastor, a professor and, in more modern terms, a life coach. Yet, I fully recognize that it is not really my job to make anybody do anything or become anyone. That’s God’s job. I am, at best, an Assistant Life Coach and hopefully a Skilled Helper.

If we really want to grow, we can. But I hasten to say that I have never met a Christian who grows alone. We were called by God to be a part of the Family of God—a connected, fellowshipping and accountable family. Our Heavenly Father, the Omnipotent Life Coach, has recruited the help of a number of Assistant Life Coaches to help us be what He has called us to be—men and women of God who are growing to become more and more like His Son, our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Those Life Coaches include family, friends and fellow believers. They also include pastors (as we see here in Ephesians 4:11-13). That is why we endeavor to provide many opportunities for fellowship, connection and accountability here at our church and around the community. Our prayer is that every one of you will be “maturing in the fullness of Christ” and sharing that with other believers. Let us know how we, as your pastors and elders, can help you help others “achieve what they always wanted to be.” That’s why we are here!
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