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The Perfect Playbook
Theme of the week: God's Winning Game Plan
Monday, February 4, 2013

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Key Bible Verse: And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28) Dig Deeper: Psalm 1

In my experience, every time I veer away from God's game plan I run into trouble, even disaster. On the other hand, when I'm careful to trust him and follow his playbook, I find success—maybe not in terms of wins and losses, but in the sense of being at peace knowing that the outcome is in the hands of God who loves me deeply and always wants the best for me. [See today's Key Bible Verse.]

I've been coaching and leading a long time now and have seen many people promoting countless game plans. Some promise to make you rich. Others promise to help you "maximize your potential." I can honestly tell you that in my view there is only one game plan I want to execute. It comes to me from a God who loves me so much he gave his only Son to pay for my sins. His game plan has a perfect playbook, the Bible, which includes everything I need to be successful in life.

How about you? Are you following a game plan for your life? If it's not God's, how is it working for you? Are you ready to follow the one game plan that promises you'll wind up on the winning team when the clock stops?

—Joe Gibbs in Game Plan for Life Chalk Talks

My Response: What game plan for life am I currently following?

Adapted from Game Plan for Life Chalk Talks (Zondervan, 2012) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.

Prayer for the Week
Father in heaven, forgive me for those times I don’t trust you and your perfect plan for my life; through this week’s readings show me one step I need to take to strengthen my walk with you.

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