Baseball's A Gift
Since I was a little kid, I have always felt very lucky to be able to play the game of baseball. It's been a gift. I've been able to play for the White Sox, Tigers and Marlins. And in 1996, I joined the Oakland A's. Playing baseball has always made me happy.
Looking For Answers
My grandpa was a minister, and my dad was a minister of music. Growing up, he used to read the Bible to us kids before we left for school so that we'd begin the day with God in our thoughts. My family believed in God and really loved Him, so I got the chance to see what He did in peoples lives.
I knew my ability to play baseball was a gift from God, and that the game wouldn't last forever. Those thoughts about God just kept running through my head, until one day I decided to give my life to Jesus. Since then, I've known God would take care of me no matter what. I began looking at others in a brand new way. It was like seeing life's troubles, injuries and career struggles from God's perspective. He showed me people were worried and looking for answers to their questions about life, just like I had been.
See The Possibilities
Now, when people ask the tough questions, I want the way I live my life to be an answer. A person can be an athlete, play hard and still be a Christian. But, that person will be changed in other ways. God helps you see differently, because the spirit of God is in your life. What about you? Why not ask Him into your life today? He will open up a whole new world for you.
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