Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the book of 1st Corinthians with Chapter 9 and in our text we see addressing how the Christian is to support the leaders of the Church & how the Christian is like an athlete running a race which takes discipline, hard work, and preparation. In making application we see that the Christian is run a race, and to win the race we need prayer, bible study, and worship to win the race that is before us. How about you? Are you winning the race before you? Let us learn from our text today and the illustration of Paul to see that our Christian life is like a race and just as the athlete we need prayer, Bible reading, and worship to win the race that is set before us.