“Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.” – Philippians 3:17
Rod Carew was a Major League baseball player and was one of the few players to surpass the 3,000-hit plateau. He won seven batting titles during his career.
Rod took hitting seriously and invested time practicing his swing.
“When I was a minor-leaguer, I’d stand in front of the mirror in my room and swing the bat for hours,” wrote Carew.
One young boy named Tony was a fan of Rod’s. He followed Rod’s example and began spending hours honing his swing. He too used a mirror and then started using a video recorder to exam his game. He carried a video recorder with him on road trips to study pitchers and his at-bats in his hotel room.
Tony Gwynn not only became a Major League baseball player, but he also surpassed the 3,000- hit plateau. And Tony won eight batting titles during his career.
Today the American League batting title is given in honor of Rod Carew. The National League batting champion wins the award named for Tony Gwynn.
We all need to have godly examples to copy so we can live godly lives. Today in prayer, praise Christ for the godly men and women in your life and strive to be more like Jesus.
“If doing a good act in public will excite others to do more good, then “Let your Light shine to all” Miss no opportunity to do good.” – John Wesley
God’s Word: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1