LORD HELP US TO RUN THE RACE WITH ENDURANCE..Did you know that we all have an Eternal prize that we are in training for? It is like we get to do spiritual Olympics knowing that one day we will win that race! the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 9:25-26 to run, to get the Prize! Run with purpose and endurance in every step and that we shouldn't just be shadowboxing.. which is basically fighting the air! We should discipline ourselves like an athlete in training for the finish line. We should be training to finish God's great commission, fulfilling His will and promises.
WE NEED TO BE ALERT TO DOING ONLY WHAT GOD IS ASKING OF US and not what our flesh wants to do. We don't want to be disqualified, we must practice what we preach. Christ is our rock we must build a foundation on him as one body.. there is strength in numbers.. 2 standing together in agreement can send 10,000 to flight.
We must never give up, We must look to Jesus with all diligence, we must be vigilant, persevere, and be persistent!
The Christian life was never promised to be an easy life instead the apostle Paul constantly reminds us that we must have a purpose and a plan( the Word) because difficult times arise and Satan will try to attack but we never persevere without the promise of a prize.. and that is the promise that God will keep!
Everlasting life in Eternity in heaven with Jesus!
We must forget the past, press on to reach the end of the race!
Pray for endurance so we can make it through the tough times as a soldier of the Lord. We don't want to get tied up in worldly affairs having to repeat the same trek around the mountain.
We must follow the laws,and rules as an athlete must do in order to win, work hard! and we will enjoy the fruits of our labor.. we must be strong in knowing that we can do all things in Christ who gives us strength.. (Phil 4:13)
We can have Grace even if our faith is challenged.. we must press on to possess that perfection for which Christ has given us through his death on the cross!
God is doing a great work, keep moving ..Do not grow weary in well doing..there is a prize and it is the most amazing and best prize we could ever win!
ETERNITY WITH JESUS!
God bless you all.. Let's pray..
Father we praise you today! We thank you for your word and We thank you that today you are blessing everyone who reads this, that you are taking them to new levels in you as we are your servants and doers of your word. I thank you God that we are blessed to be a blessing and that you would give each one of us a divine appointment today..put us in your plan, we want to be obedient and available to you now..I pray your favor shines upon the readers today Lord and that they walk in favor, peace, victory, health, prosperity and the supernatural joy that comes through a relationship with you! in Jesus name I pray amen!
1 Cor 9: 23-27
23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
The Need for Self-Discipline
24 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.25 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. 26Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.