1 Corinthians 9:24

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14 January, 2022




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.


Cool Runnings, a classic movie from the 90’s, tells the story of a Jamaican bobsled team. You might have guessed it is a comedy!!! Initially the team is simply excited they have made the Winter Olympics and are fooling around, however as the movie progresses they start to take things seriously. As the team speed down the hill so quickly the pilot of the bobsled needs to know and anticipate the turns. Before each competition they sit with photos of the track, visualising the entire run and practising the turns. To win, you need to visualise the race. It is the same with our faith. We have a God who has set a race out for us. To know what it is we can simply ask, and He speaks to us and makes it clear to us so we can run it successfully. 


Lord, thank you your faithfulness. Thank you that I don’t run the race of life by myself, but instead run it with you. Help me to listen to your voice so I can run in a way that gets the prize. Amen.

Today's devotion provided by Elise von Stanke, LifeWay Youth and Family Ministry Co-ordinator