I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.Philippians 4:14
Press on Toward the Goal
The Christian life is like a race. The runner continuously runs in order to receive the prize at the end. At times the runner becomes weary and slows down. other times the runner because inspired and sprint. The prize at the end is worth more than any prize in this world: an eternity with the king himself. So Paul says not to look back when running in the previous verse because when you look back, you can’t focus on the race before you. This can cause you to stumble and fall.
Invest in the race. Press on toward the goal. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus Christ. He is the only one who can help you run this great race. The prize is better than anything the world can ever offer. An eternity with God the Father is the prize. Heaven is the prize. Worshipping around the throne is the prize.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for the race. Thank you for giving me a race to run in. I know this Christian life and the reward is better than I can imagine. Amen.