on the Tebow-craze??
(yes that is me Tebow-ing at a bowling alley in my sisters size 9.5 shoes)
Not sure when the act of "Tebow-ing" started but if you aren't familiar, Tim Tebow, the qb for the Denver Broncos drops to one knee multiple times during a game to pray. He is very outspoken about his faith and even as an un-official rule named after him in the NFL. The Tebow Rule bans messages on eye paint (he would write different bible verses on his eye paint).
I think it is awesome! I love that he is a Christian who isn't afraid to essentially wear his faith on his sleeve. I love that he is showing young boys who look up to him that being a Christian is cool. I applaud Tim Tebow for giving all the glory to our God. But I pray that his intentions are genuine.
My little brother asked why Tebow was getting so much beef for publicly praying and then a discussion started. Just because some players don't drop to a knee multiple times during a game, doesn't mean they aren't a Christian. It doesn't mean that they are thanking God for giving them the strength and ability to play football. In fact you see a lot of players point to the sky after scoring a touchdown or catching an interception.
God's first concern is not our behavior but our hearts
I read this in a book I am using for a bible study yesterday, it couldn't have come at a better time. We talked about it last night in our small group. Yes Tebow is a great role model of being a Christian athlete and yes I love watching him pray on the field. But like I said above, I hope his heart feels what his actions are portraying. I can absolutely align this to my life and I am sure you can too. Go ahead...go to church every Sunday, volunteer to hand out programs, post bible verses on Facebook, give all your money to charity, and treat others kindly...but there is more. Those are all wonderful things that God does in fact want you to do but what matters most is your heart. Only YOU know what you feel and believe in your heart. Only you and the Lord.
Jon and I are huge Tebow fans for many reasons, number 1 being his faith. Does anyone else do a little happy dance inside when a celebrity or public figure thanks God publicly or talks about their journey as a Christian. God wants us to shout his praises and share The Word. (oh we are also huge fans because the beat the Steelers on Sunday!!)
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matthew 28:19
I have learned not to take offense to the spoofs and articles that focus on Tebow (SNL spoof here). I mean, it is pretty funny. People are mocking him for being a Christian...what better thing to be known for?!?!?! Being a Christian I pride myself in loving everyone. I love my Christian friends, Jewish friends, Muslim friends, and friends who don't claim a faith. God loves ALL.
So what are your thoughts?