Monday - August 15, 2022


“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good” – Titus 3:1

Texas A&M is a university drenched in tradition, but none is more revered than the 12th Man.  “The students are the 12th Man, and they remain on their feet through every home game -- standing ready to help in any way asked.” 

This tradition started on January 2, 1922, when the A&M Aggies were playing Centre College, a national power at the time, in the Dixie Classic, the forerunner of the Cotton Bowl, in Dallas. 

So many players got hurt in the game that Coach Dana X. Bible summoned a student from the stands to put on the uniform of an injured player. The student, E. King Gill, was, if the truth were told, a former football player who had dropped off the team six weeks earlier to concentrate on basketball.  Bible told him, 'Boy, it looks like we may not have enough players to finish the game.  You may have to go in and stand around for a while.' Said Gill in typical A&M style, “Yes, sir.”

Holding up a blanket, Gill changed along the sidelines.  A&M won in an upset 22-14. Gill wasn't needed, but he was obedient and ready.

The Lord desires us to be ready and obedient, no matter what situation comes our way. Today in prayer, follow Jesus no matter what happens this day.  

"The majority of us do not enthrone God, we enthrone common sense. We make our decisions and then ask the real God to bless our god's decision." - Oswald Chambers

God’s Word: “Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him.” – Deuteronomy 8:6