Proclaim the gold!

Written by on July 31, 2012

U.S. gymnasts, left to right: Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross raise their hands on the podium during the medal ceremony during the Artistic Gymnastic women’s team final at the Olympics

As I watch the Olympics this week, the events catch my breath as I watch world-renowned athletes defy gravity, churn water, pivot with uncanny agility, and turn the world upside-down.

In my mind’s eye, millions of young hopefuls cheer from worn living room carpets before their TVs – motion for motion matching the athletes on the screen – twirling, hopping, swimming, and balancing on tiptoes.

Today there’s a “kid” in your world who senses only defeat. He or she is counting on you to find Kingdom gold inside them.

Will you proclaim Olympic medals over those in your path today, although they don’t yet see victory in themselves? Like tomorrow’s newspaper, it’s up to you to announce the medal that already hangs from their neck, and to sing the anthem of heaven playing over them today.

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    • Lynn Hare   On   August 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Charles! You’ve encouraged the gold & sung heavenly songs over me lately! Way to go!

  1. Susan Ward   On   August 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    It is soooo exciting to watch the Olympics. How artful of you to use the Olympics to remind each of us to cry out to the Holy Spirit to see who He would have us encourage today.

  2. marc bettinger   On   August 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thank you Lynn, this post reminded me of Young Leaders girls camp that I am coach at for the next 3 weeks. Many of of the 20+ girls are African-American or other former students from Harriet Tubman Girls Academy. We are using Toastmasters materials, and they are creating videos of themselves, their growth and success. Each girl is being trained to become a leader and source of inspiration at their new schools where they can start new junior Toastmaster groups for generating confidence. Future Gold medals are hanging everywhere.

    • Lynn Hare   On   August 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Marc, you’re leaving indelible marks of heaven on the souls of those in the next generation as you enable them to see the gold medals of tomorrow round their necks today. You’re an amazing encourager. In our Toastmasters meetings, I’ve felt uplifted and more confident because of your kind words. I pray the same for the gals in the Young Leaders camp. Way to go!

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