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Monday, November 12, 2007

Even God Wants Me to See David Beckham

It's interesting when you get in certain situations and you have to decide what is the right thing to do. Sometimes we want to do things that are fun in our lives, but we know also that responsibility looms upon us. Many times we have to put aside what is fun and do what is right.

I was in the same situation this weekend. I didn't have very much money in my pocket. Somehow I have to get o Ohio for the School of the Bible Multiplication Conference. I have a family at home in Brazil that has needs. But there is a game in town in Minneapolis. MN Thunder vs. the LA Galaxy. As all of you may know David Beckham has signed a five year deal with the L.A. Galaxy. Living in Brazil, you are influence by the culture. One thing I have come to love is the sport of soccer. I pay attention to the U.S. national team, and the Major League Soccer here in the United States. So if I have a chance to see them play, I want to.

I don't know if God is arranging soccer matches around my schedule, or if he is arranging my schedule around soccer matches. Perhaps it's just an opportunity in which God is taking advantage to bless. Your theology will determine the answer to that question.... but anyway I find it very interesting that my favorite player, Landon Donovan (not David Beckham), has played now here in Minnesota twice when I've been in Minnesota. Once when he was at San Jose Earthquakes, and second last night with the L.A. Galaxy.

I saw on the internet that this game was coming to town when I could be in town. I wanted to go. I don't get to see Major League Soccer too often because I'm simply not in the United States to often. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine on Saturday after church. He likes soccer also. Somehow we got into a conversation about the game that was happening on Sunday, and he noted that he was going. I was excited and asked if I could go with him, but I didn't ask him to pay for it. He said sure. So there I was going to the game with him and some other people. On the way to the game he hands me $20 to pay for my ticket. The change I used to buy a bratwurst with chips. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God!

It was fun. Sometime in the midst what we are doing, God can even bless us with something fun.

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” (Ps 37:3-6 AV)
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