To really know someone, we must spend time with them. Seeing how one responds and reacts reveals character and nature. Having dialogue similarly provides insight. All relationships require communication to deepen. Coach Hoza, his staff and the Calvary Christian Academy football team began reading through the 260 chapters in the new testament at the beginning of spring practice. Each morning one chapter is read providing God a chance to speak to each member of the program.
God has a distinct advantage in His relationship with us. He knew us before we were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5), knows every hair on our head (Matthew 10:30) and knows the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4). Even still God desires to hear from us in prayer. He tells us we should always pray (Luke 18:1) and to let Him know about everything (Phil 4:6). The Eagles begin and end practice with prayer. Who prays more during practice – players, coaches or trainers – is much debated.