WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A COACH ABOUT DEVELOPING A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
God desires to be involved in all aspects of our life and to bless as members of His team. God has a very different approach to coaching than what is portrayed in the media. It's hard to imagine for most coaches that God wants to be involved with them as a a coach.
The first step in allowing God to direct your coaching requires first understanding the fundamentals of becoming a player on HIS TEAM.
The information below is a step by step process on what how we can begin a personal relationship with him and the key things we need to understand as teammates.
We pray that you would take the time to review the steps below and consider praying the prayer at the conclusion. If you've taken that step, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 614-425-2244. We'd love to help you further understand the importance of your role as COACH.
STEP ONE: KNOWING GOD'S POSITION:
The Scriptures tell us that God is a God of love, grace, mercy, compassion, holiness, justice and perfection (John 3:16, Matthew 5:48)
STEP TWO: MAN'S CONDITION
The Scriptures tell us that man falls short of God's standard of perfection and could face the penalty of death or eternal separation from God, thus failing to enjoy God's love. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Isaiah 59:2)
STEP THREE: GOD'S PROVISION
The Scriptures tell us that God's love for us is so great, that God, in the person of Jesus Christ took the initiative in searching for us. God ultimately substituted his Son, Jesus Christ's perfection for our imperfection. Through Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, God ultimately satisfied both His love and perfection, thereby making a relationship and eternal life with possible (1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 4:10, John 3:16)
STEP FOUR: MAN'S DECISION
The Scriptures tell us that the search for God ends in a choice to either a or reject God's provision for our imperfection or sin. Accetping God's gift involves admitting the truth about ourselves, that we have failed to mearsure up to God's standard and that we are separated from Him, and be willing to trust and receive His provision, Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Romans 6:23, John 1:12)
Such an expression of often begins with a prayer like this:
I admit that I am imperfect and that your are perfect. I know I am a sinner and understand that my sin separates me from you. I believe that your love is so great that You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to live, be crucified, die and rise again so that my sins could be forgiven. Jesus, I believe You came to heal the broken hearted and to set teh captive free and by faith, I want to place my trust in You as my Savior. Thank you for forgiving me and healing me and giving to me the gift of Your love and eternal life. Amen.`