Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
June 1, 2016 THE FINISH LINE
The finish line. Race car drivers see the checkered flag. Runners break through the finish line tape. Olympic winners receive gold medals. Those who win the race bask in the glory of victory. We see them in the limelight taking in the applause, getting interviewed and celebrating. However, what we don' see is the hard work that got them there. To enjoy victory, there is work to be done. For us to receive the heavenly prize from God, we must press on to reach the end of the race. Pressing on means we commit our lives to Him and we continuously stay connected to Him.
Philippians 3:14 "I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us." (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know there is work to be done. We know the prize You have for us is greater than any earthly reward we could ever receive. We pray You will keep us humble about our accomplishments and give You the glory in all things. We pray You will work through us to help us finish the race You have set before us. We pray You will help us reach the end of the race knowing we have done all You have asked us to do. In Jesus' name. Amen.
When we focus on doing God's will and read His word, we will know the work He has called us to do.
A right relationship with God will help us to know His will for us and help us complete His work for us.
We must press on every day to do God's will and commit our lives to Him.
Staying connected with God every day will help us know if we are living according to His will.
God has work for us to do. He wants us to focus on it daily and trust in Him to help us complete it.
Philippians 1:6 "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." (NLT)
Focus: God has a plan for our lives and we are to continuously look to Him to reach the goals He has set for us.