New York, Mar 25 (ANI): Tim Tebow has said that he has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and he cares more about his Lord than the Super Bowl.
The New York Jets quarterback makes no bones about his faith in his Savior.
In an October 18, 2009 sermon Tebow delivered at the North Central Baptist Church in Gainesville, Florida, he boasted it was more important for him to win on the playing fields of the Lord.
He made this confession in a podcast from the pulpit, where he recounted an interview with a TV reporter.
"'You know, Timmy,' she said, 'you've won two national championships, and you've won the Heisman Trophy, and you've won these things that the world says, you know, is success'," the New York Post quoted Tebow as saying in the podcast.
"I looked at her and just kind of giggled and thought this lady has no clue. It has nothing to do with winning a Heisman Trophy or winning national championships or being recognized over the country. It's because I have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
"And this lady looked at me so puzzled. She was like, 'What?' And she didn't even know what to say after that. It took her like 30 seconds to even ask another question. But it's true. Most people in the world . . . think it's material things are life's success when that has nothing to do with success.
"It has nothing to do in God's eyes with success. For me, success is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and growing in that relationship every day," he said.
Tebow, 25, hails from a family of true believers. His parents are missionaries and his father, Bob, and brother, Peter, are pastors who have been known to squeeze in a prayer at the pulpit for the gridiron star and his team.
He not only wears his religion on his sleeve but on his face as well. While with the Gators and Denver Broncos, he was known to etch Bible verses into his black eye paint.
"You know, I really had a great opportunity to really spread that to so many people - the verses I have had under my eyes. They have been the top seven things on Google in the entire world," he said.
"It just goes to show that God really does have a plan and a purpose for everything," Tebow added at the end of his sermon. (ANI)
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