"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14).
We often engage in sports, competitions, and contests among each other in order to earn a prize for our earthly endeavors. Recently the children and teens of our church engaged in competitions over church ministry, Bible content, presentations, and activities. In contemplating the purposes of these competitions, and seeking to help our youth understand them, the Lord spoke to me about our endeavors as Christians.