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In the world of sports, winning a championship can have a delayed impact on a team’s fan’s, especially when the team was not really expected to win: there is a minimum of hype, and then, suddenly, “What? We won?!” For days, there will be unplanned smiles and texts to other sports fans.
 
I wonder if this is what it was like for the earliest followers of Jesus.

With books, you can cheat: even if you don’t read the last chapter ahead of time, you know where the end is. But in the rest of life, there are many times when we can not know how much longer we have. We hope we can hold on, but in the end, we don’t really know. And this can be unsettling.

Some of my favorite songs are about trusting God in the midst of fear:

Be Not Afraid
Amazing Grace
Trust and Obey


I like these songs not because I trust well, but because I don't.

The vocabulary of the business world often helps us understand not just business, but life. One of its newer phrases is "managing the decline," which Wikipedia defines as "the management of the decline (or 'sunset') phase at the end of a lifecycle, with the goal of minimizing costs or other forms of losses and harm." In other words, decline is a given. What are you going too do about it?

What you do each day is important, but sometimes, it is the long trend that is the better measure of our hearts. Zacharias, John the Baptist's father, is a great example.