June 12: A Futbol Adventure, Visiting Paris St. Germaine
"But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness." (Ephesians 4:20-24)
This is the scripture that came to mind today as we went to see the Paris St Germaine store and facility. David has followed them for years, and he was very excited to go there. It was contagious...Mae and I were looking forward to it too.
Riding the Metro to get everywhere has added to the fun we are having. We all work together to make sure we make the right connections and have plenty of time to talk and enjoy each other's company along the way.
It is that 'team approach' of working together that we love about athletics in general. When I experience that with other believers in life it adds a sweetness to my relationship with the Lord as well.
AS soon as we got up outside from the Metro we could see it in the distance...
The stadium is huge...which we saw from the outside on the way to the team store. It was a bit later in the afternoon by the time we arrived, so we decided to go straight to the store. Success!
Being in the store was enjoyable, and David was able to find the shirt and sweats that he wanted. Now he can be all decked out for the games when he watches them.
For me...I can be 'all decked out' with the Lord as well. When I make a practice of being mindful of putting off the old, and putting on the new. Then I am a new creation and it shows in my actions. I love that!
After we finished with the purchases, we asked about the stadium tour and found out, to our disappointment, that they were doing renovations this week. So NO tours! That was a bummer, for sure. So we went back to the restaurant that we loved last night for dinner again. To kind of be a consolation dinner of sorts.
Ever had big expectations where the Lord is concerned that fell flat? I have...but I have learned to go back to doing or thinking about great times of success to rehearse success. It helps me keep a better perspective in life. We can never go wrong when we practice an attitude of gratitude!
That's it for today....