Baseball and Believing God Comes First | Chase Headley

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To start, Chase shares his powerful testimony with the listeners. He was invited to a fellowship event in his hometown of Fountain, Colorado and he immediately felt God pulling on his heart. The message that night was on salvation, and it couldn’t have been more relevant for him. At the center of his story was the simple act of invitation, and it was Chase’s neighbor that had invited him to the event. His life hasn’t been the same since.

Later, Chase speaks on the successes of this life and how nothing compares to the eternal glory we will one day experience in heaven. It’s no secret Chase was successful in his profession. He reached the pinnacle of baseball, the major leagues. But, when going up through the minors he realized this: earthly things don’t satisfy us. Chase spoke specifically on the next promotion and the next pay increase and how it’s wonderful, but ultimately nothing compared to the fulfillment we find in Christ.

Pastor Jeff and Chase also discuss the ups and downs of careers and how certain seasons are more bountiful than others. Keeping God first through it all is vital to being a strong Christ-follower. When Chase was traded from the Padres to the Yankees, his world turned upside down. His city changed, teammates changed, and life as a whole changed. But through this season of transition, it was apparent God was working all things for good. The trade gave Chase more people to minister to and allowed for fresh perspective.

Finally, Chase speaks to men about how to leave a legacy that puts Christ above all else. As men, we are called to be the leaders of our home. We are able to put a Godly perspective on every aspect of our families lives, and Chase speaks about how he does this with his boys. In a specific example, Chase talks about how time in the deer stand has influenced his boys' walks with the Lord.

We hope you take the 30 minutes to listen to this month's podcast! It’s a great one with so many powerful messages that we hope will encourage you to lead your family in pursuit of a Christ-centered life.

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