Thursday, August 18, 2016
Run For The Prize
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last,but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
The summer Olympics are currently in full swing and whether or not you have been watching the games or not, it is evident these are athletes who have desired the 'ultimate sports prize' for most of their lives and did what was necessary to achieve their goals. The goal of course is first making the Olympic Team for their country and next to try to medal.
Our goal as a believer is of course to win the heavenly prize of eternal life. Each day we 'run' our life race to focusing on the cross and jump the hurdles that life my set before us. Our training is not in a physical gymnasium, track, or swimming pool but in the word of God. We train ourselves by reading, studying, and applying God's word to our daily lives.
How are you doing in your race? Are you running and training for the crown??
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for helping me stay encouraged as I continue to run the race for the heavenly prize. Guide me over the obstacles that may come my way. In Jesus' name. Amen.