“This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith” (1 Timothy 1:18-19).
Fight the good fight. To be Christian in our world requires entering a tremendous struggle. We do not fight flesh and blood, but principalities, powers, and forces of darkness. Keeping the faith with a good conscience means doing what you do knowing you are always in the presence of the Lord. Do not reject the faith, nor keep up with the world, but live as the Lord leads and in the direction He is leading you.
Lord, help me to see through the insanity of this world and live according to the goodness and mercy of Your presence in my life. You know where I have let go and where I need to hold fast. You know where I have slipped and need once again, your grace and mercy. You know all that I need. Help me to look to You as the source for all my needs so that I may now and always humbly abide in You.
Lord Jesus, You have come in order that I may have life and have it abundantly. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I may now and always walk with you leading. Let me not be handed over to the wicked one for giving in to temptation but hold tightly to You and learn from You. Teach me how to fight the good fight with a clear conscience and help me hold fast to the faith You have given me. Amen.