Two Christian athletes talk about their faith Show Notes

Thursday, August 02, 2012 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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NBA star Jeremy Lin says his three-year, $25 million contract with the Houston Rockets is “a huge blessing from God.” 

The 23-year-old point guard electrified New York Knicks fans this past season before he was sidelined by a knee injury. 

Lin told reporters that he's excited about playing for the Rockets and will “try to be a humble leader”' and serve his teammates.  

Asked how he'll handle the pressure of his new role as Houston's star player, he said he just intends to play hard and play for God. 

Lin told the Houston media, “The biggest thing for me is waking up every day trying to glorify God and give my best effort and get better as a person and as a player.”

Another Christian athlete is in the news.   Josh Davis won 3 gold medals at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He’s written a new book about Christian Olympians called “The Goal and The Glory.”  

Josh told Christian Post.com “There's a verse in the Bible that says God allows it to rain on the just and unjust. God gives various gifts to all people whether they acknowledge Him or not.”

“It is very evident to me, and probably everyone on the planet, that Lance Armstrong has a gift, but he is not too concerned about where that gift came from.”

Josh goes on to say “To me I think the right thing to do and the smart thing to do is to acknowledge where your gift comes from. Every gift, every ability, every breath is a gift from God.”

Great words from Josh Davis. You can learn more about his life and his new book at joshdavis.com

I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.

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