Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac has been vocal about his new Christian faith in social media and a recent post revealed the “funny” lesson he’s learned since committing his life to Jesus.
“The funny thing to me about accepting Jesus is that, before I made the decision, I was so occupied with all the things that I’d be losing,” he tweeted last week.
“Sex, clubs with my boys, manhood etc! Now all I see is all I’ve gained. And all of it so easily outweighs what I thought I needed to be a man,” Isaac added.
The 21-year-old athlete grew up a cultural Christian but did not have an actual relationship with God until now. Isaac was recently a guest speaker at J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church in Orlando, Florida and he opened up to those in attendance about why his faith needed to mature.
“Why was the professed Savior of my life not leading my life? Why didn’t my faith in Jesus dictate my actions?” he preached. “As I asked these questions, I started to contrast where I was, in a place where I was in the driver’s seat, and where I am now, where the Person of Jesus and the Holy Spirit dictate more of my life than they ever have.”
Isaac highlighted the popular verse, John 3:16 and likened it to his transformation. The Bible Scripture says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, by Jeannie Law