A question that’s been going around for many years still has power to pierce our souls:
If being a Christian were a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict me?
That is, in what ways is my life different because of the grace of Jesus? And how is he continuing to reveal himself through me? God accepts us where we are but loves us too much to leave us there in our old patterns of self-seeking, prideful, and even hurtful thinking. Just as you want the best for your child, so God longs for his children to live a full and meaningful life.
GLOW is pleased to sponsor Cru’s Athlete’s In Action (AIA). Director Gary Schmalz describes how God changed these college students hearts:
A few weeks ago, Lauren and Hailie, both varsity athletes at Wisconsin-Madison came to the AIA weekly meeting for the first time. They heard about the Winter Retreat in Chicago and decided it would be worth their time.
At the retreat, they heard relevant messages about the Christian life. On Saturday morning, they were trained for an outreach to the inner city of Chicago. During that training, Holly, our new AIA staff at Madison, noticed that Lauren and Hailie were confused while discussing a Gospel sharing tool called Knowing God Personally. Holly answered their questions, and they both asked Jesus to be in their lives!
Two hours later, they shared the same booklet with a high schooler at the community center and he received Christ as well!
One of the strongest evidences for God is a changed life!
It is hard to dismiss a changed life. Lauren and Hailie would tell you that they are different now and have just attended church for the first time.
If you have ever wondered if college athletes are hungry for the Gospel, I could provide you multiple examples from the 22 college campuses across the Upper Midwest where AIA operates and witnesses “evidence for God,” when He shows up and changes a life.
If God can take a couple of college students and in a moment change their lives from confused to compassionate and confident, he can change your life to. He has the power to change your doubt to faith, worry to prayer, anxiety to peace, apathy to compassion, a critical heart to a humble one, emptiness to a full life!
Thank you for praying for athletes to come to Christ. Why not ask him to transform your life too?