In an email sent to his digital prayer group, the Taiwanese/American NBA star revealed that while studying the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Noah and other Bible “heroes,” he realized they were not perfect.
While reading through the Old Testament, Jeremy Lin was struck by how God uses imperfect people to fulfill His kingdom work a truth the Christian athlete says gave him “serious power and security.”
Lin said “God loves us enough that He’s willing to include us in His kingdom work. He doesn’t need us, but He loves us so much that He’d rather use us than not. There is serious power and security when we understand our Father’s love!!”
The Christian athlete also asked readers to pray for the non-believers in his life.
“I’ve seen many friends get interested in Christianity, but it’s not as often that one of my friends dives headfirst into giving his/her life to Christ.” he said. “I know it’s God’s job to allow spiritual growth so please pray for the softening of some of my non-believing friends’ hearts.”
“Lastly, please continue to pray for our nation and world,” he concluded. “We’re surrounded by tragedy so please pray for our nation and world leaders. That God’s truth would be further lived out in this world!!”
Recently, Lin said he would like his legacy to be someone who “lived for God” and was “faithful” despite facing a series of challenges throughout his life and basketball career.
“My legacy with the world would be, I would want them to know that I lived for God, I was faithful in my life,” he told David Meltzer of Sports 1 Marketing. “I wasn’t perfect, but I always did my best and I tried to fix and right my wrongs and just do things the right way.”
“The second thing I’d like people to see is that I had a lot of fun and I really tried to create change, legitimate change, in people’s lives,” he added. “That could be my teammates, that could be the fans that met me, that could be fans who never met me, or just people who just love my story. Being a source of inspiration or motivation to them would be pretty cool.”
Taken from: The Gospel Herald