Here at the Academy we talk a lot about your foundation. In fact, we often say a firm foundation is everything. And that is why we train so hard, drilling on the fundamentals of the game. In life, the only foundation that will last, the only foundation that is strong and unwavering through adversity is Jesus.

‘The Stone the builders have rejected has become the cornerstone.’ (Psalm 118:22) The Stone the Bible is referring to is Jesus, and he is supposed to be our cornerstone, the main part of our foundation. The Bible also refers to Jesus as the ‘living Stone, rejected by men, chosen by God and precious to God.’ But are you ready for this? ‘You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.’ (I Peter 2:4-5)

How awesome is that? That is your identity. With a foundation deeply rooted in Jesus and in Jesus’s love, we cannot fail. We will be TRANSFORMED in the way we think, the way we act, and we will be able to endure under any circumstances.