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. 1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you give everything your best effort or just do the bare minimum to get by? We are all in a race, and it’s a race against time. Nobody knows how long we have on the Earth, that’s why we should approach everyday and every moment with urgency and importance as we prepare for Gods Kingdom.
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 9:25
Practice makes perfect, this is the same with our faith. The more we study the Bible and practice the ways of God, the stronger and smarter we become as Christians. Nobody can graduate from school without studying, the same is with God, nobody can understand God without studying his Word.
Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 1 Corinthians 9:26
It’s important we strive to do and best the best we can. When you make a commitment to Christ, you have committed yourself. Put your whole heart into your faith and Jesus will change your heart forever.
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. 1 Corinthians 9:27
Professional athletes don’t become pros by not committing themselves or practicing. They live for there craft, just like you should live for your Lord. Don’t be lazy, live with a passion.
We are preparing and living for the greatest prize of all, the crown of life. Be ready, prepare yourself to stand before The Lord , Run the Race in Jesus Name Amen