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Saturday, February 5, 2011

TRAINING FOR THE PRIZE


1 Corinthians 9:25


"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." NIV


"And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible." KJV


Have you ever seen an Olympic hopeful train for the games? Hours every day are spent in perfecting the necessary physical moves and sharpening concentration on perfection. In time, that body will deteriorate and that gold medal will perish. As Christians, how much more should we be training for that eternal reward in heaven. If we train every day in the Word, praying, walking in the Spirit, and putting on the mind of Christ, we will endure to the end and win the ultimate prize of sitting at His feet forever.


Heavenly Father, how thankful we are that you have given us everything we need to win the prize of eternal life. Help us to be diligent as we go through our lives so that when we see you face to face we will hear "well done good and faithful servant." In Jesus' name, Amen


      
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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.

8 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen! Every time I get frustrated, down or discouraged I remind myself that great is my reward in heaven!

Clint said...

I feel I am a long way from hearing that "Well done, good and faithful servant" line. Great post!

Lisa notes... said...

So thankful we don't have to run the Christian race with aging joints and aching muscles. We are blessed to inherit a spiritual kingdom.

sarah said...

thanks Bobbie for this post....hope your weekend is good.

Clif said...

Good, encouraging, uplifting words. Thanks for posting.

Cathy said...

Amen. Thanks for sharing those thoughts. Blessings ~

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a powerful post!Thank-you.
God Bless,
Ginger

Carol said...

Thanks! With God's help we can do it.

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