1 Corinthians 9:24 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.
I am amazed how busy younger parents and their children are. I am amazed how busy all of us seem to be these days. We are trying to juggle too much for ourselves and our children. Our lives are getting so busy that we must prioritize what we are and are not going to do. My greatest fear is that God is getting prioritized right out of people’s lives. Football, volleyball, softball, baseball, cheer, golf, soccer, music lessons, getting to sleep late, and a million other things are being given more time and devotion than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, God was and is a jealous God. If you believe in the Bible, God and heaven and hell then you also know the Bible teaches that God insist on being the #1 priority in our lives. In everything else we insist on practice, practice, practice, so we/they can win the game, job or whatever may be at stake. Why are we not preaching the same thing in the church? What if we and our children practiced our faith as much as football, baseball, cheer, band and all the other things we devote time to? I promise you the prize Jesus offers to those who run the race of faith in such a way as to win, is far beyond anything this world, or any team, has to offer you and your children. As Paul said “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:25
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