World Cup Soccer players declare “I belong to Jesus”!
Alisson Becker, Goal Keeper for Brazil, took to social media to praise God for the opportunity to play in his first World Cup: “Very happy to receive the opportunity to defend my country in a world cup! Realization of a dream!!!!…Glory to God!!” Becker advised young potential goalkeepers that faith plays an important role in success. “If you want to be a great keeper, you need to work very hard. That’s what I do. You need to be very focused on football and I think faith is important too,” he said. “If you believe in God, you know you have to do your best on the pitch and put love into everything you do in life.”
What a great philosophy! He gives glory to God for the gifts he’s been given. He acknowledges God in all aspects of his life. How often do we stop to ponder our own gifts? To unwrap those gifts by practicing, working on them, acknowledging them? To thank God and use them for good? That’s one of the awesome aspects of Rise Up. Rise Up encourages young people to consider their gifts and gives them an opportunity to improve their skills and use those gifts for God’s glory. So if you’re good at writing, video production, photography, graphic design, music, art and more, consider Joining The Rise and proclaim “I belong to Jesus” too!