from our partnerFaithwire
written byWill Maule
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, Adam Wainwright, is rarely shy when it comes to sharing his faith in Jesus.
Speaking of his baptism to Sports Spectrum back in 2018, Wainwright explained how the act meant he could “finally let go” and “let the world know that I am a child of God.”
Transformed by the spirit of God, Wainwright is now inviting his Twitter followers on a spiritual journey, too. The athlete has launched a new Twitter account dedicated to “studying God’s word in community.”
“Hey everybody. This won’t be for everyone, but it’s an important part of my life,” Adam explained on the social media platform. “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.″
Wainwright has posted a link to his Bible study, which he has called the Bible Engagement Plan.
“This plan will show you the patterns or disciplines that work best for you in diving into God’s Word,” he wrote in his welcome letter.
“Do you need to read early before you get going? Does your mind work better at night? Maybe you’re a midday-lunch-break kinda person. Find out what works best for you and stick to it as best you can. One thing that’s worked for me is to go somewhere quiet, and before you start, ask God to show or teach you something in that day’s reading.”
The baseball star noted that the “accountability that comes with leading small groups through the word has been one of the greatest strengthening tools” in his discipleship journey.
“It’s also been a real challenge because when you lead you can’t miss a day!” the sportsman joked.
Many responded to Adam’s boldness and leadership with words of encouragement and prayer.
“Thank you for doing this! We are truly blessed here in St Louis to have you lead such a good example for our children,” one person wrote.
“Thanks for doing this. I’ve been praying to get into a small group to start reading the Bible consistently,” another added. “Pretty cool how God can bring something like this to you when you asked for it.”