After putting our name in the blanks, let’s meditate on how this truth needs to impact our lives in a personal way.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27: You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes’ race. Everyone runs; one wins. ____________, run to win. All athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. _________________________, you’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you____________________ but I am running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. (MSG)
Prayer: Show us any sloppy areas in our lives, Lord and then show us how to attack and eliminate them with Your help. Amen