RUNNING TO OBTAIN A PRIZE
THE RACE OF LIFE
For every sports such as football,table tennis,100m race,long jump and so on,there are rules to adhere to in order to be qualified for the competition.Any participant who fails to obey the rules and regulations is disqualified.In the Kingdom of God there are also rules to follow to be qualified for the prize.These rules include-
1.Be holy- laying aside every weight.Hebrew 12 vs 1
2. Forget what is behind--- Phil.3 vs 12--14
3. keep to divine instruction. Proverb 4 vs 10--13
4. Focus on Christ. Hebrew 12 vs 2; Phil.2 vs 5--16
5. Get spiritual training and exercise. 1st Tim. 4 vs 8.
The spiritual strength you build up daily will enable you to finish the race and obtain the prize.
What do you need to do?
a. Forget the ground you have covered in the race. 1st Cor.9 vs 24--27
b. Reaching forth for the things ahead.
c. Continuous pressing towards the mark. Phil.3 vs 14
Remember, ''No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the service in the kingdom of God.'' Luke 9 vs 62.Therefore, run knowing that your eternity depends on it Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfect of our faith who for the joy set before Him endured the cross scoring its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God[ Hebrew 12 vs 2.]
So,the light and joy at the end of the tunnel,are yours. Don't stop, until you get to the end.May God keep us on the right track to the end. Amen!