Well it seems that everyone else has had a say at this, so now its my turn, and maybe all three of my readers will know what I think. You may or may not know that my family and I are Denver Bronco fans, my wife and both of our children were born in Colorado and we lived there for several years, getting to go to training camp and visit with greats such as Karl Mecklenburg who was a strong believer in Christ, and talking to Coach Mike Shanahan, and my son almost being ran over by then quarterback John Elway. My wife and I went to a game in 2010 and we saw Tim Tebow make his first NFL touchdown against the Jets. We are Denver Bronco fans. That being said, what in the world are they thinking? Tebow took over the losing team as a back-up quarterback and made it into a winning team, taking them into the playoffs, and so with a wining record they bring in a future Hall of Fame QB named Payton Manning, and then ditch Tebow????? By the way, I am also a Tebow fan, I believe he is one of the brightest things to hit Denver in many years. Now I didn't really like it too much when they began trying to get Manning but I thought, "Well, Tebow can now learn under two of the best ever and also become one of the best." But no, they trade Tebow to NY Jets, really??? What are they thinking?? Was John Elway afraid that Tebow was getting more attention than Manning would? Elway seemed to enjoy it when he played and was in the spotlight - The Duke of Denver - were they that afraid of Tebowmannia?
So I had to think about this, Tebow was given his choice of going back to his home turf and play for the Jags or go to NY and play for the Jets, and he chose the Jets, why? Well Tebow is first and foremost a strong believer in Jesus Christ, and if he went home he would be going home, but NY is a mission field waiting. Football I believe is just one of the tools God has given Tim to spread the Gospel.
Some scholars say that the Apostle Paul was the reason that the Roman Empire fell, no not by his might, but his love for Christ, his witness. The two times that he was in prison in Rome he taught everyone he could about Christ, and they say that the message of Christ grew to the point that the believers took over Rome and the Roman way went away. Now I know that there were other things that happened that the fall of Rome has been blamed on, but the strong witness of Paul played a big part in it. Now just think about the platform that God has given Tim Tebow to just be who God made him to be, and the man of God that Tim Tebow chooses to be. What if we are seeing the next step in the biggest spiritual revolution in New York history?
Pray for Tim Tebow as he enters his new mission field, pray that his witness for Jesus will be brighter than ever. By the way, if you are a believer in Christ, you should be a Tebow fan, it doesn't matter if you like his playing style or not, if you are a Christian, he is your brother in Christ, and that alone should make you a fan of the stand he takes for Christ. We should be as bold. I mean really, he doesn't act like some spoiled pro like so many of them do, you know the ones that you just laugh at and say, "Well if I made that kind of money and could play like he does, I would...." Tim is a Christian on and off the field just as his teammates say. John Elway has even made comments about how his character is above and beyond, and has said that he would want his daughter to marry Tim. We should be asking God to bless Tebow and make him the best that He can, and then we should strive to be as brave as he is while in the public eye.
Am I now a Jets fan? No, but I am still a Tebow fan, and I am most certainly a fan of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and He was and is in control, He has great plans for Tebow and NYC!!!!!
God Bless you. Live for Christ day in and day out, when you are seen and when you are not.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here are some more pictures from my trip to Ecuador,
Waterfall coming out of the mountain
Walking around Salinas, notice how steep the streets are? The next picture..I just liked the paint job.
Notice the traditional dress, a lot of people dress traditional and some more modern.
Anyone hungry? Notice the GRILLED WHOLE GUINEA PIG on the menu?
Yes this is for real, no I was not that hungry.
More pictures of the country, beautiful!
Standing on the equator, one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and one foot in the Southern Hemisphere
Until next time, stay true to the Gospel.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Well I'm back from my trip to Ecuador, and I wanted to post a few pictures.
Mt. Cotopaxi, an inactive volcano, one of many.
A look at the land
Hauling milk to town
Farming anywhere they can, even and mostly on the sides of mountains.
Sigchos, in the high mountains
Some of the people of Ecuador
Market day, notice the beef in the background, just tell em what you want.
Busses run on all of their roads, they run fast, and accidents happen!
This one blocked our road for over 3 hours.
Driving above the clouds
The places on my heart, El Chaupi & Aloasi
Ecuador, a wonderful and beautiful place, a place to share Christ.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
As I am getting ready to go on another mission trip, I have to think back to the others that I have had the privilege to go on. The first being to Belize in 2006, this was my first mission trip out of the United States, a very exciting place.
If I am able to find a computer I might even post from Ecuador.
Until then, Later, Randy
If I am able to find a computer I might even post from Ecuador.
Until then, Later, Randy
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
“When you start to make excuses for your walk with God, soon, any excuse will do.
But when you really get serious about your walk with God, when He becomes the most important person in your life, you no longer make excuses, you just produce fruit!”
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So, at church I have challenged everyone to write their personal testimony out, it's not as easy as you may think. Before I went to Belize in 2007 I had to write out my personal testimony, only it had to be a certain length, because it was published in pamphlets that we used and handed out. I remember how I struggled with mine, there were a lot of details that I wanted to go into but didn't have the space, also I had to have all of the information about myself so that people in another country could understand who I was and where I was from. But it also had to be simple so that it would not confuse anyone. I added some scriptures on salvation so that if someone found on of the pamphlets they could find Christ through what I wrote.
Tommy Duffield started this by challenging the youth to write theirs, I took his idea a step further and challenged the whole church. Many people at Carey Baptist have stepped up to the challenge. Could you?
Here is my personal testimony....
Hello, my name is Randy Wilson; I am from Childress, Texas in the USA. You have most likely never heard of Childress Texas before and just so you know it is a long way from any large city that you might have heard of.
I am happy to be a guest in your beautiful country. We have come here to tell about Jesus, God’s only Son.
Before I trusted in Jesus I lived life as any other kid my age. My family always went to church; my mother took us to church and made sure that we were there. I wasn’t a bad person, I never did anything that would be considered bad, I was basically a good kid.
When I was a young teenager I went to church camp, church camp is a week long and young people go with their church and learn about Jesus. They will have music for the youth and speakers that know how to talk to them. I had been feeling that something just wasn’t right, and while I was at this youth camp and the preacher was speaking, I realized that I was lost and going to Hell. I knew that Hell was a lake of fire and I also knew that I didn’t want to go there. I knew that sin was anything displeasing to God, and I also knew that I had sin in my heart. I realized that night that just because my mother was going to heaven, that didn’t mean I was. Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” I knew that night that I had fallen short.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” I knew that I wanted that free gift that gives eternal life. Through the prompting of the Holy Spirit I went forward that night and asked Jesus into my heart. I asked Him to forgive me for all of the wrong that I had done. Romans 10:9 says “That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Being a Christian and living for Jesus means more to me than anything in life, it means more to me than life itself.
I would like to ask you to accept this free gift today.
Well, what do you think? Let me hear from you.