Philippians 3:14, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Pressing on is a learned behavior! Amazing stories have unfolded in Sochi as athletes who have spent the majority of their lives training to press on towards the prize in the specific competition for which they have earned a spot. To see men and women collapse at the finish line in total exhaustion, having left nothing on the table, have triggered within us the emotions that accompany the human struggle. Be encouraged today that God is with you in your pressing on, in times good and times tough God is there in the presence of the Holy Spirit if you will only take his hand and by faith follow the Lord as a disciple focused on God’s glory.
The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that God is with us in our struggle and one day we will indeed by faith in Christ land on the platform on victory. Better than a gold medal we will receive the crown on life and glory forever and hear these words, “Well done good and faithful servant, come and enter my rest.” Spending our lives like fuel for a cause is how we are wired by divine design, but that can only be accomplished as we surrender our strength and plan, and then receive God’s strength and plan in an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord of our lives. God bless you today in your pressing on, know that the prize is guaranteed through the cross for you.