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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This Week in History: John Wooden Wins 10th National Title

March 31st, 1975, UCLA led by legendary head coach John Wooden defeats Kentucky to wins Wooden's 10th National Championship. Wooden would then retire following the game. It is amazing as a sports fan to look back and realize the only times that Wooden failed to win the National Championship from 1964-1975 was '66 and '74. It is a feat that in all probability will never be done again. When I think of John Wooden I think of success. He worked hard, payed attention to detail, and followed his Pyramid of Success to accomplish his goals.

As I think about Christianity, I realize that we have to work hard, pay attention to the details of our life, and follow the Bible, in order to be successful in life. If we can do that then we can be more successful than John Wooden was from 1964-75, we can receive a reward that is better than a national championship. We can receive the reward of eternity in Heaven.

Are you working towards that reward?

Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

James 1:12: Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

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