“When you bring your A Game by finishing the race, crossing the finish line, and following God’s commandments, you will notice the narrow path that was taken to get you to Heaven Victoriously.”
~ Jon Barnes
God’s plans are not our plans, so we must use the playbook to understand how to win the Game of Life. God, The Coach, invented the Game of Life and Love so that we could have the opportunity to play with our “A” Game to be fruitful and multiply with God’s lifestyle. The misuse of technology can make us lazy to the point where we do not develop our physical, mental, and spiritual “A” Game for God’s purpose. The Coach must then bump us back on course to win the game with supernatural strategies from His Playbook.
We cannot exercise our faith to do God’s work by sitting on the couch, chair, or bed all day, eating, drinking, partying, watching TV, playing computer games, while pretending to be a part of God’s movements and actions. It is easy to lose touch with Gog’s reality for your life with the abundance of fake reality all around us each day, pulling our attention into wasted time, energy, and space. The Couch Potato Mindset creeps in and begins to shut down your vital organs when they are not being properly used each day.
Get off your lazy butt and keep moving with your “A” Game, so that your lifestyle interacts with the Game Plan GOd has for your life. The devil wants to connect you to his computer, TV, cell phone, food, drinks, and lazy, lustful thinking to control your mind, actions, and desires, becoming addicted to his forms of crack and overindulgence. God gives us the cure of balance, diet, common sense, and playbook activities from His Bible, which keeps us fit spiritually and physically to help, love, share, grow, and teach others why God’s Plans are so important in our lives.
Will you let the devil steal your “A” Game before you get to the finish line?
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2 I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. 5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
Spiritual Fullness in Christ
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Freedom From Human Rules
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.