The countdown has begun for Super Bowl XLVIII. Seven days of talk about the power of the Denver Broncos, about the might of the Seattle Seahawks, and glorification of the players along with the acknowledgement of the greatness of all things football.
Throughout the week, the media, fans, and players will focus attention on the answers to burning questions, which can only be answered fully when the game is over:
– Will Payton Manning overcome his history of poor play in the cold, in route to winning his second Lombardi Trophy?
How much will the weather be a factor in the big apple?
The countdown has begun for the Super Bowl of our lives, the opportunity to spend eternity with God in Heaven. The years of our lives should be consumed with the talk of the power of the Lord, the might of His goodness, and the acknowledgement of the greatness of His son Jesus Christ.
Throughout our lives, the focus should be on the answer to one burning question: “How can we glorify God?” For me, the answer is simple: “Acknowledge.”
– Acknowledge the Lord in all the ways of our lives.
“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:6, KJV).
– Acknowledge the power of the Lord.
“You living far off, hear what I have done! You who are near, acknowledge my strength!”
(Isaiah 33:13, CJB).
– Acknowledge and submit to the Lord and His will.
“We acknowledge our wickedness, O Lord, and the iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against you” (Jeremiah 14:20, ESV).
The Super Bowl as well as the hype leading up to game, is one of the greatest traditions in American sports; though, most of the time, the buildup rarely matches the game. The hype about the Super Bowl that God has in store for us is real and will far exceed any buildup we can give the Super Bowl here on earth. Therefore, enjoy the game, while being secure in knowing that there is no burning question about what God has in store for us at the end of the game that we call life.