USC GAMECOCK -JULIE SARRATT

“…so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think – according to the power that works in you – to Him be glory…”

Ephesians 3:19-21

 

When I was 8 years old, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and was baptized. I began playing travel softball when I was 9 years old, which made it difficult to get to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and that was really hard for me to accept. When I started playing for my travel ball organization, we had weekly devotions and formed our team around Jesus Christ. At this point, I began connecting softball with God. Once I realized that I wasn’t just playing softball for myself, it changed my outlook on the game. Ephesians 3:21 says “to Him be the glory.” Every time I go out to practice or play a game, I am playing for the glory and honor of God. As athletes, we are called to bring Christ to the game. Before every game, I pray to let others see Christ through me, so win or lose, as long as someone saw Him, the game was a success.

-Julie