Today is the start of December!! It is hard to believe that we are one month away from the close of 2009. This year has gone by fast, but it has been filled with so many blessings :)
Today we practiced again. We did some lifting and shooting and then talked through some things for our upcoming game on Sunday.
I want to share a few things with you that I came across in my reading:
"There is only one way by which I can get right with God, and that is through the death of Jesus Christ. I must get rid of the underlying idea that I can ever be right with God because of my obedience. Who of us could ever obey God to absolute perfection." Oswald Chambers
As I reflected on this quote, I couldn't help but realize how true this is. Jesus Christ paid it ALL for us when he died on the cross for our sins. Over here in Turkey, they just celebrated Bayram. During Bayram, they sacrifice animals (sheep, cows, etc.) as an atonement for their sin. They have this holiday once a year. The Turkish people realize that they are in need of something or someone to pardon their sin. As a Christian, we do not have to do sacrifice animals. The Lord graciously sent His son to be payment for our sin. God does not require perfection, but He does require that we follow Him. Sure there are times we are going to make mistakes, but when we strive to follow Him and are walking with Him, the Holy Spirit will reveal to us when we have messed up. I am so thankful that I have a loving Father who does not require perfection :). The reality of it is, we all fall short!!
"...we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world." 1 John 2:1:b-2
Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins. I am so thankful that I have a God who loves me :)!!!
Also, yesterday there was an interview posted about my transition from college, to the WNBA, and now overseas in Turkey. Simply copy and paste www.SilverStarsNation.com or type it into your web browser to access the interview!
Go get um tonight Lady Flames!!!
Have a blessed day :)
I am currently playing basketball professionally. The Lord has blessed me with so many opportunities. I hope to be able to share some of my experiences with you!