Life is like running a race, the things we do in life will affect the way our life will turn out. Some people lives go thought without any real goal, there life is just like eat, sleep and live. What are they running towards, they are running towards nothing really, they have no real goal to go towards in their lives? Sure they might think they have a goal in life that goal could to, run as far away from God as they possibly can, or to think to that they are doing good enough works to get to Heaven. But what do they live for without God? They are living for themselves or the Devil. There whole life flys by without much though for God and who he is. God’s name has become a swear word, so the people who misuse it really don’t think about God name unless they are using it to swear or take God’s name in vain. When they do it they admit that God is real but if they don’t seem to know that God is up there. So let’s move on to running the race for God.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfected of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
As Christian in the race we need to fix our eyes, if we don’t we will fall. This means that if we don’t read our bibles and let other things take over, if we don’t keep close to God we will slip back in our walk with God. The pioneer and perfected of our faith, what does this mean? Jesus was the pioneer, Jesus was perfect he showed us how to live. Jesus is the perfected of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross. Taking the cross was a joy for Jesus, but he had to take the cross witch was the worse way to die in that time. Scorning its shame. Jesus had to take the punishment for us, taking our shame for his own to die for us. This last bit, And sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. When Jesus left this earth he went up to heaven, after he die on that wooden cross for us, he went to be with his Father in heaven and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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. 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)
Went there is a race there is always one winner, only one runner can get first place. They all run to get the prize but only one of them gets it. As Christian we should run to get the prize, we are not running against other Christians to get to Heaven. No we are all running as Christian to get the prize, there is no 1th 2th 3th 4th and so on with God, we all come in the same. There is only one thing that would stop some people from getting to Heaven and that is SIN. That stops some people from running the race, all they have to do is cry out to Jesus and he will save them. From that point they need to start running for God, to look toward the prize to have that as their goal. So to round it off we need to keep running, keep our eyes on Jesus and get the prize that God is preparing for us.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Do your best to come to me quickly. 2 Timothy 4:7-9 (NIV)
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