New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr has made a name for himself during his time with the National Football League. In June of 2016, he signed the richest contract in NFL history. Better than signing the historical contract was Carr’s response when asked what he’d use his $125 million for over the next five years.
“The first thing I’ll do is pay my tithe like I have since I was in college,” Carr told CBS Sports. “Giving $700 on a scholarship check. That won’t change. I’ll do that.”
His response is a reigning example of the obedience God calls us to in giving of our finances. But tithing is just one of the many ways Carr strives to obey the Lord in his everyday life—both on and off the football field.
Derek Carr Openly Shares His Faith
Having never been shy about his faith, Carr reveals in a video posted by Play4Him a time when he first made a commitment to seek the Lord every day and live in obedience to the commands of the Holy spirit.
“Seek the face of the Father to see what he wants you to do—every single day,” Carr recalls his friend Matty Montgomery telling him.
The funny thing about God is, He’s got a great sense of humor.
Wouldn’t you know that immediately after making that commitment, the Holy Spirit showed up and prompted Carr to step out in faith and obedience.
The quarterback tells the story of a time when he and his brother were at a church speaking event, and the pastor held an altar call.
At that moment, Carr heard the Holy Spirit tell him, “Someone in here is going to commit suicide unless you say something.”
He said it was clear as day, but like anyone would do, he started questioning himself.