Sunday, February 21, 2010

PrayBC - Olympic Prayer Guide - Day 10

Fiery Trials

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you”  (1 Peter 4:12,14)

Many, if not most, athletes must overcome many difficulties to make it to the Olympics. Such things as family issues, financial concerns, career plans, further education, and lack of support or encouragement can keep many athletes from participating in the international competition.

It is an enormous achievement just showing up, much less competing and winning!  The Bible tells us that believers, too, must face many obstacles daily simply because they belong to Christ. Though Satan throws the obstacles in front of us to challenge us, God turns them into the means through which we grow and come to know Him more intimately. What fiery trial are you facing today?

Will you let it constrain you or grow you in your dependence and devotion to God?

Prayer: Father, thank You for the trials You allow into my life. I ask that I always view them as an opportunity to grow in my dependence and devotion to You.

City Venues
M/W Curling
Figure Skating - Dance Program
M Freestyle Ski Cross
M Ice Hockey
W Speed Skating

Whistler Venues
M Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
M/W Biathlon
M Bobsleigh

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