I almost hate to confess this, but I love Super Bowl Sunday for one reason. My friends!
I wish I could share this enjoyment with Jeff and so many others more. There is a fun sense of unity when rooting on players and teams together. Watching those gifted with great talent, who have worked their gift with such passion, and sharing it with the world is awesome. If there is a personal storyline with a player, I can get into that. I am sure I am letting down a few here. It’s just not in my makeup.
I wasn’t raised watching football and even remember how my first year of cheering high school football I didn’t dare start a cheer, knowing it would likely not apply. What I have come to love is the food, a social drink, family, and friends.
Although with time I have come to appreciate the event for many of these reasons. Today, I have a new hesitation for the Super Bowl…the halftime performance. It’s funny. I used to look forward to it. Yet, over the years, it has become almost embarrassing. From ridiculous wardrobe malfunctions to actual time allotted for political displays….I am sure glad I have a remote if I need it!
I use to dash to the screen at halftime as to not miss the performance. This year I pray Lady Gaga uses her time wisely. I am hopeful to see inspiration and talent. I heard she has spent a lot of time on acrobatics, hmm. Well, that’s more promising than all the half truths and dishonorable fits for political gain we have been witnessing from the famous lately.
I don’t normally have such lack of faith or find myself disheartened like this. The famous have begun to use their power in ways that disappoint me so. They have such opportunities to use their power wisely. Yet, each year, the performances have practically gotten X-rated for our young. Well, for more than our young.
So today I will post a message on using talents wisely.
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. 7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12: 1-7
Prayers for wisdom, discernment, and grace,
Faith Infused Living… Reaching Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN
Author of Awaking the Living Legacy