A Few Good Men
“And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Today, the entire state of Louisiana is asking one question: “Who dat?” It’s part of the celebration surrounding their Saints’ 31-28 overtime victory against the Minnesota Vikings in yesterday’s NFC Championship game.
As the Saints marched through this season to where they are now, much attention has been given to their quarterback, Drew Brees. He’s been on magazine covers (including the January issue of FCA’s Sharing the Victory) and in thousands of interviews. His story is remarkable—one that clearly shows the power of God at work in his life, both on and off the field.
Midway through this season, Brees sat down with STV for an interview at the Saints practice facility in New Orleans. In his interview, he shared his personal faith journey as well as many of the spiritual and life lessons he’s learned since accepting Christ as a 17-year-old high school football star. Check out the interview here
For Brees, his journey with Christ began when he was sitting in church one Sunday listening to the sermon, just as he had done for years. But this Sunday was different. This time, the pastor was speaking a message that pierced Brees’ heart. The message was about becoming one of God’s “few good men.” The young, aspiring quarterback felt a fire growing inside as he listened and understood that he was being called to become a soldier in God’s army—to live with purpose and fight a battle for a cause greater than himself. He accepted the challenge that day and entered the service of the Lord.
Today, Brees continues to live with passion for Christ. He serves his family, his teammates and his community with great love, passion and joy. And he’s not afraid to say where all of that generates: his relationship with the Lord.
Just like Drew Brees, that call has been placed on all of our lives, whether we realize it or not. The Bible says that we are to work for the Lord, not for men in all that we do. (See Scripture verses below.) So, what about you? Have you made the commitment to serve God wholeheartedly with passion and enthusiasm, knowing that you are part of a cause greater than yourself? If not, today is the day to enlist! Make this the day you decide to become one of God’s “few good men” (or women) and start making a difference for eternity. Your final destination may not be an NFC Championship like it was for Drew Brees, but you can be sure that whatever victory God leads you to will be just as sweet.
1. Have you “enlisted” as one of God’s warriors and chosen to follow His path for you? If not, do you know what that path is? The Bible may not outline your specific life direction, but there are certain things to which we all are called, including salvation through Jesus Christ and surrendering to Him as Lord.
2. What does it mean to be one of God’s “few good men”? What does that look like in your life?
3. What is one thing you can do today to become more the man or woman of God that you need to be?
2 Timothy 4:7