Life Lessons From Coach D
Ready: Read Daniel 6:22
Set: In my life, too many times to count, I know I’ve broken integrity with Jesus. But through the painful repentance process I have learned a couple things. First, I’ve learned my broken integrity always accompanied my fractured intimacy with Jesus. Second, it was my sinful choice. No one other than me could make me lose my integrity in a situation.
What would you tell a Christian coach who’s just landed a “dream job” but was also told to not pray or share Scripture with their team? How would you advise an FCA Huddle that meets at the local school and is told certain thoughts and beliefs must not be called “sinful” or even addressed? What would you say to a ministry that was told it couldn’t present the gospel?
In the book of Daniel, Daniel, or Coach D, dealt with similar appeals, but he saw his situation as an integrity issue because his intimacy with God would have been compromised. Here’s the lesson Daniel gives us in Daniel 6:10: “But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual, in his upstairs room, with its window toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.”
Through Daniel’s intimacy with God flowed tremendous integrity, and intimidation could not conquer it. – Ron Brown
Overtime: Father God, Your ways are perfect. I too often fail to keep myself upright before You. But I thank You that by the blood of Jesus I stand as righteous and clean. Help me to see Your love and have that fuel my daily choices for Your glory. Amen.
This text appeared in FCA Magazine.