On January 24 in the year 1924, the first Winter Olympics were held. It seems like a long time ago, but when you think that the Olympics began in Ancient Greece, and the modern version of the Summer Olympics started in 1896, the Winter Games are much newer. Fun fact: skiing may have gone back to 4000BC, and the Olympic motto is: Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for “faster, higher, stronger”, as athletes compete to be the best.
What would your motto be for being a Christian? It’s a hard question, but it’s worth some thought. What are your goals? Maybe you need to work on trusting more? Be more thoughtful? Be more Christ-like? What if there were three words you could make to remind yourself and motivate yourself? Maybe Faith, Joy, Promise? And if you can’t think of anything, go to God’s word–there are a few there. Ask, seek, find.
“Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7 (TLB)
Faith, hope, love.
13 So these three things continue: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (ERV)
Use one of these or make your own–try and write it on paper, or find a way to remind yourself of your motto for Christ throughout the day.
Dear Father in Heaven, help me to turn my thoughts to you more during the day. Give me wisdom and the words to do this. Amen.