As a fundraiser, a high school had a men’s volley- ball team that was coached by the female volleyball players. All the baseball, football, and basketball players trotted out to try their hand at the new sport. They were not volleyball players, so skills were aver- age, but effort was high. One guy played outside hitter and his technique was to hit the ball with a closed st. This form allowed a strong strike but little control to keep the ball in bounds. But when one of the coaches showed them how to hit with an open hand, everything changed. His spikes had more power and his ball control improved dramatically. They were completely transformed volleyball players. All of us naturally live closed fisted lives towards God, but when we loosen our grip toward him, we finally breakthrough! When we open up to the Living God we need restoration, we need life!

“…I will confess my transgressions to the Lord and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” Ps 32:5

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A former rebel now fighting for The Righteous King, Pastor Jeremy Poland lives with his wife & 6 children in Houston, TX.

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