#70 The Prize
Continuously updated, this collection of Martha‘s writings is for all in search of true intimacy with Christ.
Philippians 3:14 AMP
“I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”
Runners run for a prize. Paul sees the goal of his race clearly, a prize worth every effort and any sacrifice! And the account of his trials prove not just Paul’s faithfulness but the power of his vision of the Heavenly Prize to propel him through the ‘fellowship of (Christ’s) sufferings.’
The Prize is Christ Himself…beside Him, with Him, seeing Him forever. The Prize is the marriage to the Lamb, to rule and reign with Him in the Heavenly Kingdom.
The Holy Spirit will infuse any follower of the Lamb with an inner vision of the eternal goal, and that vision is the fuel, the fire and the stamina to run your race. You MUST have this vision of eternity, otherwise you have no direction and therefore…no race, no prize (Mt. 7:21-23).