“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
In these days of exceptional evil, are we doing something exceptional? You and I are called upon to complete the race that God has called upon us to run. How do we do that? Prayer! Prayer is to the soul what exercise is to the body. A man who prays consistently (1) eats the nutritious diet of the Scriptures; and (2) he consistently spends time in kneeling at the feet of the Father.
There are three assumptions when it comes to the Christian life. Assumption #1: The Christian life is not a 100-yard dash. It is a marathon. Assumption #2: In the Christian life, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Assumption #3: Spiritual self-starters train.
The man or woman who studies the Bible without praying will develop a good mind with a cold heart. The man or woman who prays without knowing Scripture will consistently pray outside the will of God, for that is where God’s will is revealed. Scripture with prayer is the road to travel that leads to a good finish.