Day 241

(Psalms 136-138,  1 Corinthians 9)

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.  (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

There are many accounts in the scriptures where the Holy Spirit would overshadow a man or woman, or angels would suddenly appear and speak some heavenly message from the throne of God.  There are also many accounts of a man or woman setting their attention on heavenly things, and being caught up into the things of the Spirit.

Many Christians are waiting, passively, aimlessly, waiting for some spiritual encounter to “happen” to them. You don’t have to wait!  There is a door standing open in heaven.  You are NOW seated in Chris in heavenly places. Run the race!  Press into your faith!!

Complacency, especially spiritual complacency, will get you nowhere.  Pursue the Lord, love Him actively, with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Spiritual communion requires focus. Giving and receiving love requires focus.  Run in such a way that you obtain the prize:  Fellowship with Jesus.