Win the Prize!
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Phil.3:14. (NIV)
We all want to be rewarded for our labor. As humans, we like to see, hold, spend, and enjoy that reward. We receive other types of rewards when we give of ourselves to help others. That’s the really good stuff, but what is that “prize” God is talking about?
We need to remember that we are not citizens of this world, but of a home far away where our Savior is! Did you realize that Jesus is preparing a room for you if you belong to Him.. God is going to give us a home that we can’t even imagine. Are you getting ready for that “forever” home? Don’t get me wrong, we do not work our way to Heaven.
We are saved by the blood of Jesus. We are running a race for Him, and hopefully bringing along a lot of people with us...
This last year was the pits (nicest word I could think of). I believe we have felt all the negative emotions possible, especially fear. It has been overwhelming to say the least. We have all wanted to quit, but God wants us to keep on keeping on! He wants we as Christians to show our joy and perseverance as we run. Really. I promise He will be there to help you.
Now, more than ever we must place God in the center of our lives and let Him take care of this “mess”.