Crunch Time

“But this I say, brethren, the time is short.” I Corinthians 7(29)

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9(4)

In a time of interacting with others someone may say it’s crunch time. There are various situations that may provoke these words. Sporting Charts explains Crunch Time as follows: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term “crunch time” has been in use since 1976. It is incredibly important for teams and players to perform well in crunch time, as those are the moments that separate the good from the great. Teams and players alike have built long-standing reputations based on crunch time performance (positive or negative).

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Basketball analyst Clark Kellogg has said, “It’s not what you do, but when you do it,” referring to the fact that players who come up big late in close games are more valuable than those who put up good numbers, but don’t get it done when it counts the most. If you have the heart of a champion, crunch time is something you relish.

It is crunch time as we labor together in God’s vast harvest field. The challenges are great and we must look to the Lord for the necessary strength, faith, wisdom, and resolve to faithfully stand in the gap during this critical time. “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it.” Ezekiel 22(30) The words in II Chronicles 16(9) speak to us in this regard; “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”

In this spiritual crunch time, may we each have the heart of a true champion for God and excel for His glory in our lives and labors for Him!

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About JHO
COB of New Testament Christian Churches of America, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, MO

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