Inviting Myself In, Part 1
It seems like every time I go to the World Series, God talks to me in different ways. I have great experiences in the postseason with my King.
Two years ago when we won the World Series, He took me through an awesome journey of forgiveness. I had issues with not forgiving, issues I wasn’t even aware of until He showed them to me. During the postseason, He took me through it, showing me how I needed to forgive. He transformed my prayer life.
Well this year was a little different for me. This year I was a part of every big game in the World Series and I had a lot of joy. He just let me enjoy the playoffs. I had a lot of fun.
In Game 4 in Detroit, I was called into the game in the 8th inning. The game was tied 3-3, and I had to face probably three or four of the top hitters in the game. I warmed up, and I felt good when they called me in. The bullpen gate opened as I walked onto the warning track. And when I did, when I walked onto that warning track, I truly felt the voice of God. It was amazing. It humbled me so much. I mean, it was loud and clear. And God said, “Jeremy, tonight I will expand your platform.”
I didn’t understand what that meant. I said to myself, “Did I just hear what I think I heard?” I felt so much joy! I wanted to show all that joy as I ran in from center field!
But I had to stay focused. Think of who I had to pitch against – Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Delmon Young! I think my manager would have been a little bit upset if I’d put all that joy on display. Can you see me coming into any game, much less a playoff game, with a goofy grin all over my face? That’s just not what you do!
Still, I was so excited to hear God say, “Tonight I will expand your platform.” While I didn’t understand what that would mean at first, it was shortly after the Giants won the championship that I finalized the trip to Korea to speak with Eddie’s church. I really appreciated the opportunity. It was awesome for me. I’m glad I got to speak there. It was such an honor to be there with my brothers and sisters and to share a little bit of my story with them. That’s what I’ll do here in this blog over the next little while. I’ll share with you what I shared in Korea. See you Saturday.