Daily Devotional
Keep Running for God

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:14


Ponder This

God has a race for you to run, and it doesn’t end until you draw your last breath. There’s no way for you to retire. There’s no way for you to quit. There’s no way for you to move aside. You’re not running to make it to Heaven; no, salvation is what puts you in the race. You have to be saved even to get to the starting block. You have to be born again to qualify for this race. No man can run in the Olympic Games unless he is a citizen of the country for which he runs. You have to be a citizen of Heaven to get in this race. No exceptions. The Apostle Paul, late in life, said this in Philippians 3:14: “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” That is, I’m running for the tape, and I’m pressing with every inch and every ounce of me. And then, in Acts 20:24, he said he wanted to “finish [his] race with joy.” Paul said, “I’m not going to stop running until the race is over.” Neither should we.

  • What are the practical ways we “run the race” God has set before us?
  • Why is it crucial that we rely on His strength to run?

Practice This

Identify one thing you need to do today to keep running. Obey God in that area today.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.