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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Son's First Trophy

My son received his first trophy last night. It was for completing a season of flag football. He carefully placed the trophy high on his book case where his sister could not touch it and he went to bed one happy boy!

Receiving a prize - it feels good. It feels good to be rewarded for our hard work. I Corinthians 9:24,25 tells us how we should live our Christian life. It says, "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. 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. Therefore do not run like a man running aimlessly."

Paul here compares the Christian life to a race. I run - but on a treadmill and never in a race. But those of you who have ran a race know that it takes sacrifice, hard work, a careful diet and plan to compete and complete a race.

This is how we are to live our Christian life - with sacrifice, hard work, watching our diet of the mind and soul and preparing to receive an eternal prize - a crown that will last forever!

In the movie, Chariots of Fire, the character playing Eric Liddell makes that famous statement: “When I run I feel His [God’s] pleasure.” When we use the gifts God has given us for the glory of God, we can also know the pleasure of God.

So what gifts has God given you - use them for God's good pleasure. Work hard today - do not run aimlessly. Have a plan as to how you are going to live today - what sacrifices will you make, when will you sit down to meet with God and who will you follow? I ran in college with a friend who had competed at the state level for track. I never could keep up - but I tried to keep her pace and I improved as a runner. Do you have someone you can follow in this race who makes you better? Run hard and you will feel God's pleasure!

Walk with the King!
Courtney
http://www.womenlivingwell.org/

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Anonymous John said...

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October 22, 2008 at 7:47 AM  

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