It will soon be time for the defending Illinois 3A State Champion Stillman Valley Cardinals to take the field. So we’re warming up the cheers. A favorite here is, “One-two-three-four, you know what those cleats are for, stomp-em.” It’s not especially Christian, but it has a nice rhythm never the less.
In the mean time, here is a radio spot that recalled an old Keo cheer.
I was thinking about high school cheers the other day. I’m from Keosauqua, Iowa and our cheerleaders kept it simple:
“They got our ball, we want it back,”
“1st and 10, do it again,”
and “we got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how ‘bout you?”
That was about as complicated as we got.
Another Keosauqua cheer was “let’s get fired up.” Granted: it’s not great poetry. But, it was a nice exhortation for Keo.
“Let’s get fired up,” is an even better idea for the Christian life. “Let’s get fired up.” The question, though, is? How do you get fired up? Just willing ourselves to be fired up is not going to make it happen any more than it would work for pastors to use pom poms. There’s a picture of your: your pastor doing a cheer with pom poms.
Here’s how we get fired up. Go to the Word. Think about these verses from Psalm 103.
“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:2-5).”
Let’s get fired up? We are fired up by the Word of God. We serve a Savior who forgives our sins and redeems our lives. He crowns us with glory and honor and satisfies our desires with good things so that our youth is renewed. Forget not all his benefits!!