The drive home after church is always full of conversation.
It could be a simple as the plea from the back seat for donuts.
Or it could be as deep as pondering over the sermon text.
Yesterday in the midst of the above, there was some March Madness
thrown in and somehow, I found myself bringing up the topic of
I mentioned to Carl that for some reason that word continues to take
up space in my grey matter.
Before I could continue, Caleb piped in with his own pondering,
“Wait, do you mean YOU were a cheerleader?”
It was difficult not to laugh, so we did.
As I looked at Caleb’s perplexed face, I surmised that he was thinking
of the Portland Trailblazer Dancers in comparison to his mother’s ever-present
I told Carl that I thought cheerleaders get a bad rap.
Cheerleaders can be considered doing a mindless and unnecessary job.
Most of life is learning the same lesson over and over again in different
The same lesson often needs consistent encouragement.
A cheerleader will remind you to
To be aggressive.
There is always an opponent or an adversary.
The opponent could be in your mind or it could be a very physical presence.
You may be in the grasp of your opposition and
a cheerleader declares that the game isn’t over.
You are strong.
You have skills.
Fight to the end.
A cheerleader reminds you who you are.
A cheerleader gathers others to encourage.
A cheerleader is always for you.
A cheerleader is in your corner during any boxing match.
A cheerleader can take many forms.
It could be a parent, a spouse,a close friend, a mentor or
a believer that has had more time in the arena.
Hymns and praise choruses can bring on the cheer and
catapult towards the destination.
The ultimate cheerleading comes from the Holy Spirit and from the Word.
Who are the cheerleaders in your life?
Are you listening to them beckon you towards the victory?
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