Whether or not you were one of the estimated 120 million viewers of yesterday’s football game, you have to admit, Super Bowl Sunday is a big deal. For many, it is the climax to a season of sports obsession.


Just take a look at some of these crazy stats on a Super Bowl Sunday:

  • Behind Thanksgiving day, Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States
  • 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips will be consumed
  • 4,000 tons of popcorn will be eaten
  • Americans will spend more than $50 million on food during the four days prior to the Super Bowl
  • Pizza delivery drivers will clock approximately 4 million miles on the biggest pizza sale day of the year
  • A 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl costs an average of $4 million

Have you ever been obsessed?

Several years ago, someone strongly encouraged me to watch the first season of “24.” Reluctantly I watched the first episode and before I realized it, I was plowing through season four. Every spare moment was spent wide-eyed wondering what Jack Bauer was up to next. All throughout the day I pondered his fate. I couldn’t wait to get home so I could watch another episode … or three.

We have all been obsessed with something: sports, shopping, the opposite sex, making money, having fun, the new car we want, our job, our favorite TV show, video games … and on and on it goes. Whether we like to admit it or not, we are creatures of obsession.

What would happen if you became that obsessed about Jesus? Every moment of the day being consumed with thoughts about Him, talking and conversing with Him, and having an excitement to rush home and spend even more time in the Word and prayer. Could it be this is just “normal” Christianity?

What are you obsessed with?

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