The Big Race Sunday, March 17, 2013
Welcome race fans! I guess it's a little late to welcome them since most are already headed home. But it's the thought that counts right? This weekend, Bristol hosted the big NASCAR race.
Thousands flocked to Bristol to watch cars go round and round, waiting a winner. Not being a big race fan myself, I don't know who won. But I know who I want to win the race I'm in...ME!
I Corinthians 9:24 says "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain". It's talking about the race of serving the Lord.
It's not that only one gets the prize in this race. You can have it as well as I can. But you gotta participate to obtain it.
For me, the main prize is hearing God say to me, "well done". That's all I care about. We will receive crowns for service to Christ and we will give those crowns to Jesus. I don't want to be empty handed.
To qualify, you've gotta sign up. That's free. It's called forgiveness of sin and it's free for the asking and believing. Then the race starts. Your racing fuel is just loving the Lord because of His great love for you.
So................START YOUR ENGINES!!!