Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Book of Sacrfice (Introduction)

Hello America,

I will be brief. 

I will not post again until Thursday morning.  As I said this is the book of sacrifice and it will formally start then.

We are dealing with Acts 4:36-37.

The pastor remarked that the man of the verse, Barnabas, simply encouraged the disciple Paul when Paul needed it.

So I simply say this.

Knicks its cute to make baskets but if your defensive rotation always leave one open shooter, then what is the point?  I think it was Reggie Miller who said it best.............

"Playoff shots shouldn't be so easy"

Orlando Indiana will not lay down, both of you all are playing a great series.  Learning about some new players... that's always cool beans.

The LA Kings are showing us that stats don't tell the full story, #8 seed, up 2-0, the Capitols, the Flyers showing it ain't over... far from it.

The coyotes showing us they not no fluke.

Yu Darvish is showing us with the Rangers that for their brother that is down... they will press on.

Be encouraged brothers.

Be encouraged.............

Now for the Mavericks....

I have this story.

God and I are discussing the games.  I am very upset about Derek Rose... Asking God why couldn't the  young man have rested more... God listens he never answers.  

We talk about the Mavericks Game in particular..........

He asks what I thought of the game.....

I told him I was encouraged.  There were some shots that should have fallen that didn't. But I was encouraged.  I was glad to see some drive in Dirk, I was glad to see some fight.....

God says but 2-0 and is 2-0.........

I reply yes it is .... yes it is...

But this is the book of sacrifice, and  I'm ready to offer my first.

God asks what is it.  

I say for my brothers efforts' I offer myself.  Starting Thursday, a member of the armed forces or their loved ones will set the theme...........

For they fight a fight for all of us........ and from what I saw last night........

So are the Mavs..........

God asks if I am sure, can I balance the Pastor's word and that from our soldiers........  How do I know that is the sacrifice that is he is looking for?

I tell him .....

Kevin Durant....

While Perkins and Harding celebrating high fiving each other, celebrating .... Kevin is subdued in light of the moment.

God asks why that matters....

I say that he's young but he's honorable.  Turned down money  from Adidas because he always he reps Nike.  Got dropped from Team USA, but had no problem being the MVP for the FIBA games... But more than that He's A Texan...

God says he's from DC,

I say his jersey sits in Austin, it don't take long to connect with Texas values if honor and character is already in your heart.......

God Nods.........

I say only Kevin, not Scott, Not Kendrick, Not James, Not Sergio....

recognize a truth that only lies on Interstate 35, the eye of the storm is beautiful... it is one of the prettiest sites you can ever see......... 

but..................

when you close your eyes and open them again trying to savor those memories, 

the bliss is gone and mayhem of the storm is there.

So for that God I give myself, my honor, my words because my brothers made it through the first part of the storm... and I know its real because I seen Kevin's eyes...........

Let me encourage others through others.......

Let me give myself up.

Only then God is encouraged..........

Shawn Marion I  know the officials ain't calling nothing, but hell, y'all made it to the finals with Miami the first time, the official went to prison and the league didn't even give you a sorry.

Nothing is going to change... if your name is not Kobe Bryant or Lebron James,  you are not going to get the calls.  Rondo, everyone is flipping out.  But this is the book of sacrifice of storms...

In life, you cannot flip out when  your boss or the game is not fair, neither can you in a game.  Dirk, I am glad that you standing up for yourself.  Amen brother, I love the drives, Delonte, Vince, Ian, Wright gotta handle those passes a little better... Jason Kidd, I know you tired baby, but three open layups baby, gotta take it... I know... but you gotta take it.

But I'm proud of you........  I am encouraged about you, through you.

So I simply say this until Thursday as a professional soldier, one that fight for our country will give you the mantra for all of us to follow, rarely will their be posts for just the Mavs from now on.

I'm glad you pissed, you angry, you frustrated....

Show James Harding that you don't make it to be champions by not having a long gas tank, that you all made it through last year being written off every game, every series, from the announcers who did a much better job this time, to the league officials, the marketing giants.........

Show him just like us in life.... There is a long way you can go with being low on fuel and out of gas.

Make Kendrick Perkins realize that he may can whop your a** Dirk, Shawn.... that you may be b****es, as I can read words.... but your jersey says Champ and whatever you may be, he needs to put champ in front and behind every word.

Make him eat it.  Makes James eat it.

Make them know and understand that fear that Kevin had in his eyes.........

because he knows the storm is coming.

[Chorus:]
  Be not afraid (Be not afraid)
Time for home stand (Time for home stand)
Everybody (everybody)
  make them understand (Make them understand)
We are just halfway walking through this storm
That God's kingdom  it will come
And if you keep it that same fight at home
Then you can show KP and Harding, champs is a long road) (long road)



Y'all can't keep simply losing this way
So come home and let that rage out the cage
Time to step up to give a lead new meaning
Time to keep it up and hold your ground
Let KP and James now they got it f***ed up
That they past the eye of the storm  in the champs house now!

Be encouraged enough to make that fear that respect of a champion that Kevin got in his eyes, the knowledge that these bs calls only going to get you so far..........

make a believer out of KP and Harding, make a believer out of us.........

that the eye of the storm is only half the battle. 

Thursday Morning I'll be back
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