Go, Team, Go!
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.
On February 5, 2012, a record 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl. Imagine if, instead of excitement, energy and pep talks, the Giants and the Patriots sat on the bench whining, “We might get hurt; let’s go home!” You’d wonder, What’s wrong with you guys? Can’t you taste the victory? At times, God may feel that way about His people. Some need to figure out what game they’re playing, what position they hold, who they’re competition is, and what they win.
Today’s verse reveals the Christian’s goal is to know God, become more Christ-like and to help others do the same. Your position is to love God and others with your time, talent and possessions (Matthew 22:37-39; I Peter 4:10). You defeat your enemy, Satan, by putting on the armor of God described in Ephesians 6. The Father not only wants you to believe that He rewards you. It is a requirement of faith (Hebrews 11:6).
Make the choice every day to not be a wimpy whiner, but to get out there and win! Kick it off by praying for this and other nations of the world – that American Christians would be successful in evangelization.
Recommended Reading: Romans 8:26-37
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because  the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,  for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
God's Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be  against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.  35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (ESV)