Monday, January 14, 2013

Also-ran (Philippians 3:12-14)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “also-ran.” Out of all of the words that we have had lately, I think this one is probably one of the most straightforward and transparent. When the apostle Paul was writing to the church in Philippi, he knew that they would understand an analogy that had to do with the sports of the day. He likened his journey on earth to running a race more than once. He did so when speaking to young Timothy, and also to the churches that were a part of his ministry.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
~Phil 3:14

My question is: what is it that you are running for? We all have goals and dreams and want to accomplish certain things in our life. My prayer is that this morning you take some time to find out where God fits in those plans. I would submit to you that the most important part of the race of life is to do the will of God. We will meet Jesus face-to-face one day and I know that when I get there I want to be like the competitor the Apostle Paul speaks of in this passage. I don't want to be an also-ran… I want to be the winner. The good news is, when we call on Jesus as Lord and Savior, we will all be standing in that winner's circle together. Who is it that you would like to be standing there with you on the day we meet our Savior?

Praying for you,


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