Football, Kurt Warner

KURT WARNER

When I was pastoring just outside of St. Louis Missouri our family were passionate fans of the St. Louis Rams.

I remember the game when Trent Green came off the field because of an injury and a little known quarter back named Kurt Warner came on the field to replace him. From that day forward Kurt’s story will be remembered in football history for along time.

I also remember the night Brenda and I watched Kurt and the St. Louis Rams when the Super bowl in 1999.

I remember his first interview  on the field after the game was over. Here are his words.

Immediately after the Rams’ victory at the Super Bowl, an interviewer began, “Kurt, first things first–tell me about the final touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce .” Kurt responded, “Well, first things first, I’ve got to thank my Lord and Savior up above–thank You, Jesus!”

Now Kurt is leading the Arizona Cardinals to the Superbowl and I wanted to post on my blog Kurt’s testimony.

Kurt Warner’s Testimony

“I believe that the Lord has a plan for each of us that’s better than anything we can imagine–even if that plan isn’t obvious to us at every stage. He prepared me for this over a long period of time–in lower-profile locker rooms and the grocery store and in Europe, through all the personal tragedies and in spite of the people who doubted me along the way,” Warner explained. “Whether I’m a Super Bowl Champion or a regular guy stocking groceries at the Hy-Vee, sharing my faith and glorifying Jesus is the central focus of my time on this earth. And the fact that I now have a podium, I believe, is no coincidence. I want to be a role model for Christ in everything that I do. Living my life for Him and showing people the beauty of that reality is my mission in life.”

“Before I could devote my life to Jesus and start living my life for Him, I had to go through a lot of personal struggles, including a period a few years ago where I got a little caught up in things that aren’t important–fame, money, lust….”

Warner suffered a series of disastrous setbacks in his career. He faced financial problems, family problems, even the sudden and tragic death of his wife’s parents. All the hurts and the heartbreak caused Kurt to take a good hard look at his life–and what was missing from it. “Growing up I’d always put my life on one side and my relationship with God on the other. I knew God was there, but I only called upon Him when I needed Him or felt compelled to thank Him. Eventually, I realized I needed to live every day for Him.”

Go Kurt …Go Cards!

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