Broadcaster Roy Firestone once interviewed a seven-four-tall, 260-pound specimen of pure muscle and athleticism. One of the best big men in the history of the NBA, he’d led his team to back-to-back championships and been named an all-star 12 times.
“Your teammates tell me that every time you hit the hardwood you give 110 percent,” Firestone said. “They say that you’ll go out and practice and shoot hook shots for hours and hours. They tell me that you’ll run wind sprints until you literally can’t walk anymore. They say that during scrimmage you’ll go for loose balls like it’s the NBA finals. Why?”
“You’re one of the best there’s ever been in this game. Why don’t you just lie back and take it easy?”
He said, “Roy, you need to know something. When I go out onto the hardwood, I’m not going to work; I’m going to worship. How would I dare not give back to God what He’s given to me with joy and thanksgiving? No, I don’t go to work; I go to worship.”
~ Patrick Morley, A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines
Our bodies and our minds become "instruments of worship" when we choose to focus on the Creator and dedicate our day - whether work or play - to Honor Him.
I want to challenge you this week. If you are at work or on vacation, make wherever you are and whatever you do a chance to honor God.
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
For His Glory...