“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 NIV
The Crown – the crown of righteousness that the Lord has in store for us in heaven.
As Christians, we are running a race. A spiritual race. A race of faith but we are all required to run this race according to the purpose God has for us. God has a purpose for all of us and if we run this race with the Help of His Spirit, holding steadfast to His Word, keeping our faith as well as bearing fruit (The fruit of the Holy Spirit) all while maintaining a solid relationship with God and listening to and obeying Him and all He says and asks of us, we stand a chance to recieve the crown that God has for us.
Now I am very aware that life happens and it brings with it pains, winds, waves and storms that try to deter us from our ultimate destination, heaven. You see, these storms and trials are the very storms that try to distract us but they are also our strengthening posts, the places where we strengthen ourselves and grow our faith from one level to the next, where we are tested to see if we can keep our focus on the Most High God who is waiting to reward us at the end. Now this race isn’t meant to be rushed, race at God’s pace. Not ours or the world’s. Only God’s.
So this series that I am beginning with is all about how we secure this crown no matter what. I am referring to 2 types of crowns here, the one which we recieve in heaven and the crown of our anointing/purpose. These two crowns are intertwined and can’t happen without one another. You can’t not secure your anointing and expect the heavenly crown. God is trusting us with this anointing and if we lose direction in Him, we lose direction in our anointing and lose the heavenly crown.
The topics discussed will be:
- Ready to walk on water?
- Dealing with Depression
- Coping with Change
- Out of my comfort zone
- What if ?
- What will they say?
- Fundamental relationships
- Temptation is lurking …
- What are we called to do by God?
More will come as God speaks.
Please tell your friends, family, colleagues, church buddies and whoever and let’s all secure the crown together.
Can’t wait to share what God has placed in my heart with you.
This series’ posts are to be expected on Saturdays. God-willing.
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“Now there is in store me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day- and not only me but also to all who longed for his appearing”
2 Timothy 4:8