ODM February DAY 18
DAY 18 DON’T USE YOUR HEAD TO STOP THE BALL THIS YEAR!
BASIC SCRIPTURES: ROMANS 10: 6-11; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7
Dr. Bennett Omalu, a 49 year- old Nigerian-born naturalized America brain specialist said this very recently: “No child under the age of 18 should be heading the ball in soccer. Kids under the age of 12 to 14 should play a less contact form of soccer which we should develop for them. Kids between 12 and 18 can play but should not head the ball. I know this is very difficult for many people but science evolves. We change with time. Society changes! It is time for some of us to change our ways. It does not make sense to control an object travelling at a high velocity with your head. I believe eventually, at the professional level, we need to restrict heading of the ball. It is dangerous. The human brain floats like a balloon inside your skull, so when you head the ball, you suffer brain damage.” Dr Omalu made this statement following his discovery of how American footballers suffer from a brain disease called CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (CTE).
His discovery arose from his autopsy of former Pittsburgh player, Steeler “Mike Webster, in 2002. This was corroborated by inquest into the death of former England and West Brom striker, Jeff Astle. The inquest concluded that Jeff died from brain trauma caused by old, heavy leather footballs.
Autopsies of other high profile footballers also proved that they had dementia linked to heading football! Wow! Don’t tell me I will not be seeing award-winning goal-scoring headers any more, but what the Holy Ghost wants you to know is that JUST AS IN THE PHYSICAL, WHEN YOU CANNOT USE YOUR HEAD (BRAIN) TO STOP HIGH SPEED OBJECTS WHEN YOUNG, SO IT IS IN THE SPIRITUAL! Stop using your head to stop enemy bullets! Stop using your head to IMAGINE how God will do what He has PROMISED TO DO! Stop using your head to imagine how you will marry! Stop using your head to joggle your STORY TO GLORY testimony! Yes! The Holy Ghost wants you to know that the just shall walk BY FAITH and not BY BRAIN (their heads)! If Moses had used his HEAD – his BRAIN, he would have drowned in the RED SEA BATTLE! 2 Corinthians 5:7 makes it very clear: “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
You cannot figure out God or serve Him with your HEAD (your brain or eyes)! In this year 2019, determine that you will not be moved by SIGHT but by FAITH! Faith is all about believing.
You don’t know how it will happen. But you know it will! Faith is like WiFi. It’s invisible, but it has the power to connect you to what you need! Your faith can move mountains but your doubt can create them! Faith does not make things easy, it makes them possible! Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, NOT IMAGINE (using your HEAD), but just breathe, trust and have faith that everything will work out for the best concerning your life and family!
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 5: When the morning comes…
- Thank God and pray about today’s word as led now.
- Repent from using your head – your brain to judge your God in the past!
- Oh God, from today, I choose to walk more by faith and less by circumstances around my life, family and ministry! Pray
Our Daily Manna Hymn 18th February 2019
When the morning comes
1 Trials dark on ev’ry hand,
and we cannot understand
All the ways that God would lead us
to that blessed Promised Land;
But He’ll guide us with His eye,
and we’ll follow till we die;
We will understand it better by and by.
By and by, when the morning comes,
When the saints of God are gathered home,
We will tell the story how we’ve overcome;
We will understand it better by and by.
2 Oft our cherished plans have failed,
disappointments have prevailed,
And we’ve wandered in the darkness,
heavyhearted and alone;
But we’re trusting in the Lord,
and according to His Word,
We will understand it better by and by. [Chorus] 3 Temptations, hidden snares
often take us unawares.
And our hearts are made to bleed
for some thoughtless word or deed.
And we wonder why the test
when we try to do our best,
We will understand it better by and by. [Chorus]
About this Hymn Done by Charles Albert Tindley
Author: Charles Albert Tindley
Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. READ MORE