“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 (NIV)
Yesterday we read a part of the Apostle Paul’s testimony about how God stood beside him and helped him in a difficult situation in his life. Today’s verse is another part of his testimony and in this verse Paul is thinking of what God had promised for the future. God had a goal in mind for Paul and that goal was in heaven. God has the exact same goal in mind for each of his children today, to win the prize. Just as he had called Paul heavenward, he has called you and I, each of us heavenward too. Paul reminds us that when God calls us heavenward He promises to reward us there. so we can press on toward the goal looking forward as Paul did eager to enter God’s presence in heaven someday. It is there that we will enjoy forever what He has prepared for us there. Let us press on today with the work He has given to us.