The Starting Line: The Ultimate Coach


“For the Lord your God is living among you.  He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”  -- Zephaniah 3:17


If you’re going to trust God to direct your life, then you need to understand His heart toward you. We all, at times, have doubts about whether God really cares.

God lavishes His love on His children who place their faith in Jesus. Because of God’s extreme love, we’ve been given an incredible position. God created you so that your deepest desires would be satisfied only through a close personal relationship with Him.  There’s no doubt that we can get very excited and passionate about our favorite teams or winning a competition. Discovering the deeper things of God is a lifelong journey powered by passion. He longs to see you excited about life with Him.

Spend an extended time with God this week, and ask Him how He feels about you and what He enjoys about you.

  • How personal is His love for each of His children—and for you?
  • What amazing privileges do each of us receive when we become children of God? (Romans 8:14-17 and Colossians 3:1-4)
  • What can you do to get closer to God this week?

Isaiah 49:15-16; Romans 8:14-17; Colossians 3:1-4


“God, thank you for pursuing me with an extreme love.  Help me to pursue you with extreme passion. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”

Bible Reference: 
Zepheniah 3:17
Isaiah 49:15-16
Romans 8:14-17
Colossians 3:1-4