The Message Behind the name Phoenix Elite All-Stars
We constantly get asked why the name Phoenix Elite All-Stars was chosen. So here’s our why…
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the legend of the Phoenix. Short version: It’s a beautiful mystical bird, that is consumed by fire and is reborn from its own ashes.
In our own lives we’ve experienced our own literal & metaphorical burning down of things, ideas, dreams…etc. BUT we’ve also experienced God’s great faithfulness of bestowing beauty for ashes.
“…he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.”
Isaiah 61:3 NLT
God has given us bigger and better dreams & plans and we are doing our best to be faithful to follow His lead!
The Phoenix is known for RISING and that’s what we want to be known for too. Rising above the circumstances to make the right choices, do our best, treat others with kindness, & to serve with a joyful heart!
Is it because we think we are better than everyone else? No, not at all! Elite also refers to being chosen and seen as precious & valuable, which is exactly how God views all of us!
Just because it’s a Cheerleading category? No way, there’s more to it than that. As God knows each Star by name He also knows each hair on our head! That is how deeply He cares for us All!
“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.”
Psalms 147:4 NLT
We believe that if we are faithful to His calling on our lives the family of God will increase.
“The Lord your God has increased your population, making you as numerous as the stars!”
Deuteronomy 1:10 NLT