God Doesn’t Care!

FootballThere aren’t too many occasions when a headline catches me off-guard but this is one of them. Are you ready? Here it is.

Nearly 30 Percent of Americans Believe God Has a Say in Sports

You can read the article here if you’re interested but let me just comment by saying:

God Doesn’t Care!

Just to be clear, “nearly 3-in-10 (27 percent) Americans believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins sports events…”

It is a popular trend to fashion God in our own image but this takes it to a whole new level. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m more surprised or saddened that so many people actually believe this.

Now don’t get me wrong. I do believe that God is pleased with athletes who conduct themselves in a way that brings Him honor. Maybe He even enjoys a good, close game now and then. But to think that God cares enough about a sporting event to actually help determine the outcome? Give me a break.

Enjoy your sports. Honor God in how you participate or spectate. But don’t confuse sporting events for the issues that really weigh heavy on God’s heart.

  • Poverty.
  • Abuse.
  • Orphans and widows.
  • Injustice.
  • Murder.
  • Broken marriages and families.
  • Disease.
  • Lost souls.

These are the issues that matter to God and deserve our attention.

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© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2013. All rights reserved.

 

 

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Filed under Christianity, God, God's Will, Religion and Spirituality

2 responses to “God Doesn’t Care!

  1. It is just like praying for a parking spot. If that is our top issue we should do some deep soul searching.

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