From Fave Lifestyles: Is God a Football Fan?

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Is God a football fan? Will you find God on the fifty-yard line wearing navy blue and light-up-the-night neon green? Does God root for the home team? The underdog?

I married a football player who became a football coach. I love football. I love the Seahawks! I love what the Seahawks have done to excite the entire Pacific Northwest, but I have to confess, I’ve often watched players take a knee at the end of a game and thought, really? Are we giving thanks for that last TD? A late-in-the-fourth sack of their quarterback? The pick six? Are we hailing God for the “Hail Mary” six-pointer?

I meet with a group of ladies for coffee every Saturday morning. The four of us groan through life’s challenges, laugh at life’s absurdities, and then smile as we solve the world’s problems in a mere
sixty minutes. Together we celebrate what God’s able to accomplish through each one of us.

Answering my own questions, I believe God really is cheering for all of us—from the sidelines, from across our desk, from inside our classrooms and a small coffee shop. God understands the passions of our heart, the unique skills and abilities we bring to life. And whether we’re blocking a punt or taking care of a client, whether we’re caring for family or caring for ourselves, we’re shining His light on our day. And for that, I thank God, too!

And the next time our Seahawks march back onto the field, I’ll be rootin’ for the “home” team!

Go, Hawks! Yea, God!

Deanna Nowadnick author

Hi, I'm Deanna

I am a writer and speaker who loves helping women of faith connect our delightfully ordinary stories to God’s extraordinary love and faithfulness, so we can be encouraged and empowered knowing God’s been in the details–always has been, always will be.

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