Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective
Bill Wilson
God, country, family, football

NOTEWhen writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus–the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Some of you are going to roll your eyes and say, “There he goes again.” Many of you know I used to coach football. In addition to my responsibility to The Daily Jot, I also consult with the NFL because what we did in developing character and leadership translated to a bigger stage. The Frederick County Christian Eagles homeschool football team used the sport of football to teach Christian character and leadership. We found that football was a microcosm of life, helping young men learn tenacity, teamwork, resilience, work ethic and more-how to be Godly men, real men that accomplish real things in their lives. The Pro Football Hall of Fame just inducted seven new members who exemplified the value of football in life.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones painted a story of the relationship of football and family. Jones said, “How did we get here. We got here by playing football. Learning there are no excuses for failing…It’s the place where you can make the block on the line. Nobody else knows about it. But the next day when you hit the film, your teammates do. And you can look in the mirror and you can feel as good as if you made six touchdowns the day before. That’s football…when I think about the life lessons, I just cannot t think about other than how bad every day felt when you went out for two-a-days, and you ask about every reason in the world not to be there, but you just keep on keeping on…That’s football. Inspiration. Dreams. We got here with the love of football and the love of family.”
Former Charger Running Back LaDanian Tomlinson said, “I firmly believe that God chose me to help bring two races together under one last name: Tomlinson. I’m of mixed race, and I represent America. My story is America’s story. All our ancestors, unless we’re American Indian, came from another country, another culture. Football is a microcosm of America. All races, religions and creeds living, playing, competing side by side. America is the land of opportunity. Let’s not slam the door on those who look or sound different from us. Rather, let’s open it wide for those who believe in themselves. I’m being inducted into the Hall of Fame because my athletic ability created an opportunity for me to excel in the sport I love.”
Tomlinson continued, “When we open the door for others to compete, we fulfill the promise of one [nation] under God, with liberty and justice for all. On America’s team, let’s not choose to be against one another. Let’s choose to be for one another. My great-great-great grandfather had no choice. We have one. I pray we dedicate ourselves to be the best team we can be, working and living together, representing the highest ideals of mankind, leading the way for all nations to follow.” Irrespective of your political leanings, Tomlinson’s words certainly can resonate from a Christian worldview. As Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” That’s the ultimate team. For many, football inspires them to become the ultimate teammates.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
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Our Feeding and Clothing Ministry Outreach in Ghana

By Pastor William Agbeti
[NOTE: This is an account of just one of many feeding and clothing programs conducted by The Daily Jot and our ministry partner Redeem West Africa in the rural areas of Ghana, West Africa. These are often areas under heavy Islamic pressure. We are also providing clean water in rural areas with our well projects. It’s your kind donations that make this possible–Blessings, Bill W]

KROBO-ODUMASE, Eastern Region, Ghana:

As early as 8am Sunday morning, February 5, they started pouring in. Two hundred and sixteen children, forty eight parents and a handful of the disabled, coming from various poor homes and communities, eagerly looking forward to a good, free meal.
The atmosphere was electrifying and heartrending – an entire community of children and parents showing up for a free meal.
Meals were served to the satisfaction of all. All had soda to drink and water to quench their thirsts.
Everyone participated in some sort of games and danced to popular local music. Joy, laughter, merry making and the spirit of love hung heavily in the air. This was heaven to many.
Then what we always dread at our feeding functions happened. It was time to say goodbye and depart. A surprise announcement was made, that all the children and their parents, including the disabled, would be given free food to take home!
They were asked to line up for the extra food. Suddenly there was a joyous stampede! Both children and adults started rushing to gain the best place in the queue to receive their free meals.
Tears rolled down the cheeks of volunteers, as they served in total silence.

The Daily Jot is totally reader supported. My wife, Chris, and I do not take a salary or receive any remuneration for this work. Your gifts go directly to assisting us in maintaining this column, the website, outreach, and the Lord’s work we do in Ghana, West Africa. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day,

Bill Wilson
The Daily Jot

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