“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” we “press on toward the goal to win the prize” (Philippians 3:13,14)
Our life on earth is training for heaven (1 Timothy 4:8), so we should be:
- Straining to know God’s love that overcomes fear and unbelief even when we don’t understand our circumstances. (We do this by knowing His Word.)
- Pressing on in prayer, knowing we're forgiven, knowing He’s our strength and justice, even when we don’t see or feel the results.
- Focusing on the goal, knowing God will accomplish His purposes in us and through us.
The prize: fulfillment of God's purposes in this life and eternal life with Christ when our race here comes to an end.
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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