‘Your old men will dream dreams.’ Joel 2:28 NLT
World champion boxer George Foreman was raised in a Christian home, and eventually he came back to his roots—but not before he tried the world of gangs, drugs and violence. Recognising not only his physical prowess, but also his potential, a friend suggested he join a local gym to work out his aggression in a more constructive way. That led to his becoming a world heavyweight champion boxer, and making millions of dollars. But the career of a world champion boxer is relatively short, and eventually Foreman, aging and overweight, reached the place where the only fights he could get paid just a few thousand dollars. He desperately needed to lose weight and get back in shape.
A friend introduced him to a healthy diet, and part of his new eating regimen involved using a little grill. One day Foreman’s wife suggested that instead of simply using the grill for himself, he should put his name on it and others would buy it. And they did! Over 100 million George Foreman grills have been sold, and people are still buying them. Think about it. George Foreman made more money with his little grill than he made as a prizefighter. The Bible says that when the Holy Spirit empowers them ‘your old men will dream dreams.’
So regardless of your age, it’s not too late for you. Just get down on your knees today and pray, ‘Lord, all that I have and all that I am, I give fully to You. Use me as You see fit.’ And when He answers, be prepared for Him to take you in a whole new direction.
SoulFood: Jer 31–32, Luke 5:27–39, Ps 122, Pro 15:10–14
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023