Longtime St. Louis Cardinals all-star pitcher Adam Wainwright has invited fans to join him in a one-year online Bible study he is leading.
Last Thursday, the 38-year-old veteran and three-time all-star took to his official Twitter account to invite his 285,000 followers to “read through the Bible with me in one year.” The tweet encouraged fans who want to do so to follow his other Twitter account: “Walking With Waino.”
Hey everybody. This won’t be for everyone, but it’s an important part of my life. Most of y’all probably just want to talk baseball, etc. BUT, if you want to read through the Bible with me In one year you can join my other twitter account… @walkingwwaino We’ll start Jan 12
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) January 9, 2020
The @walkingwwaino account has 14,000 followers, a doubling over the last week when it reported to have about 7,000 followers. The bio description of the account reads: “Studying Gods Word in community.”
A pinned tweet from last Thursday explains that “Walking With Waino” is a “cool opportunity for me to walk through God’s Word in community with you.”
“It’s my prayer that this would be a blessing and a daily encouragement to you all,” the tweet reads.
A website for the study calls it the “Bible Engagement Plan!”
“My prayer is that God will speak to you in new ways as you work through these pages,” Wainwright wrote on the website. “I’m so excited, and — if I’m being completely honest — a little nervous about walking through this journal with you!”
Wainwright explained that he would be “very transparent” about each day’s reading and vowed to point out his own struggles or things that are “really firing me up.”
“The accountability that comes with leading small groups through the Word has been one of the greatest strengthening tools of my faith,” he stressed. “It’s also been a real challenge because when you lead you can’t miss a day!”
Wainwright explained that the study plan was put together in chronological order based on the dates books were likely written by his spiritual mentor, Don Christensen. He stressed that the order makes the Bible “read like a story” revealing the “truth and mystery of God’s love for us.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith