POWERED BY JESUS- written by Scott Glabb

 

“For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people.” – Titus 2:11

reblogged from Fellowship of Christian Athletes

I accepted the Lord at thirteen years old and had no problem sharing my faith with friends in junior high and high school. Not only was I a Christian, but a wrestler too. Wrestling gave me an audience to spread the Word, so I made a T-shirt that would show evidence of my faith.The front of the T-shirt said, “Evergreen Wrestling” and on the back was, “Powered by Jesus.” The shirt opened opportunities for me to witness to others. Some were offended by it, but I didn’t care. Unfortunately, the person most offended was someone I greatly admired-my wrestling coach. At a meet he jokingly said, “Hey, Glabb, why don’t you get a new shirt? Something like ‘powered by baked beans.’ ” He chuckled and I just shrugged it off.

A week later he pulled me into his office and told me he was an atheist. He said, “Don’t preach to me about God and I won’t preach to you about atheism.” I was taken back a bit, but I respected his beliefs. Most teenagers would have steered clear after that. However, our relationship continued, and I still learned the sport from him. I even wrestled at the same college at which he had wrestled.

Twenty-five years have passed, and I still keep in touch and visit with him today. I am thankful that God gave me the grace to accept my coach and allow him to teach me. Though he was not a Christian, he was still a positive influence on my life. I sometimes wonder where I would be if I had refused to learn from him. Would I still have become a coach? Probably not.

Today, my wrestlers wear T-shirts that say, “Wrestler for Christ.” They share the same message with students and teachers that I did over two decades ago.

1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 12:8

 

About setyourpathsstraight

It is my desire to serve God and others through writing; by proclaiming His goodness, provision and character in story form. Though I was not always a follower of Jesus Christ, I have experienced life changes that can only be a result of personally meeting Him. He is not a God of religion, but of relationship. I don't have the answers to life's challenges, but I know where to find them...only in God's Word can any of us stop following crooked paths. The month of my spiritual birthday, I read Proverbs 3:5-6 and claimed it as my life verse... "Trust in the Lord in all you do, lean not on your own understanding In all your ways acknowledge Him.... and He will Set Your Paths Straight." Thank you for your visit today. Please come back again.
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