Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 3:13-14
The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Ken Stabler was once being interviewed by Sports Illustrated when the journalist recited a quote from the author, Jack London…
“I’d rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than ishould be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time!”
Asked what these words meant to him personally, Stabler replied with the gritty confidence of a veteran, “Throw deep.”
Every single day of your life is a precious gift from God. It’s an opportunity for an adventure with Christ – a chance to “throw deep” for the Kingdom. And there’s no expiration date on that invitation.
Don’t settle for mere existence today. Follow in the footsteps of the apostle Paul and press on toward the goal!
Ask God to fill you with fresh passion for His Kingdom. And pray for the strength to make each day count for eternity.
Questions for thought
What are some ways you could ‘throw deep’ for Christ? Think of needs in your church, your family, or your community that you could meet.
How can you fight any temptation to simply exist and possibly waste your days?