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Week 34 | I AM

For a team to be great, everyone has to be on the same page. I recently asked a couple of coaches, “What is/was the most connected team you have ever been a part of?”

A team of Harvard researchers did a 10-year study on culture. The difference in production between a group with a positive culture and a negative culture is 756%!

The most connected team that I have ever been a part of was my college basketball team. We all had a clearly defined role, we had a clear purpose, and we knew who are team leaders were and followed them.

Everybody knew their place, everybody knew and bought into their role, and everybody worked hard to be a star in their role.

We overachieved that year and finished as one of the top teams in the country. We beat a lot of teams because of our team chemistry and because we knew who we were and believed in our coach’s vision for us.

As I read through the Bible, especially Jesus’s story of how He began to preach and tell everyone that He is the true Son of God, it reminds me that our role in the game of life is to believe in Him, His leadership, and His vision for us and the world.

In John 10, Jesus tells the people that He is the son of God:

During the winter around the time of the Feast of Dedication, Jesus walked into the temple and told the Jewish people in the temple, "The Father and I are one." The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?”
The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
Just before saying this in John 10:27, Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

Jesus makes it very clear who He is. As followers of Him, we are supposed to listen to His voice and follow Him.

Jesus is the best coach we can have. Every day, take some time in the morning, during the day, and at night to pray, listen to His voice, and follow Him.


1 - Every day, take some time in the morning, during the day, and at night to pray, listen to His voice, and follow Him.

2 - What do you think Jesus is trying to tell you?

3 - What is keeping you from doing what he is trying to tell you?

4 - What can you do to overcome those barriers?


Our Father, thank you for all the blessings you have given me. I am thankful for you, your love, and your grace. I recognize that you are the Son of God who died for me and everyone else. I pray that I find the time daily to listen for your voice, and I pray for discernment and the ability to follow you. In Jesus’s name, I pray, amen.

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