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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

Can you say what Paul said?  The goal of your faith should be to be able to say the same thing.  We must fight against the forces of wickedness in this world.  We must continue running to win the prize.  We must keep the faith.  These are not poetic words only, but the truth of how we are to life this life of faith that we have been given.  Come then and live into the promised life which is yours in Christ.

Lord, You know where I struggle and stop fighting, stop walking, and stop living by faith.  Grant that I would have the fortitude to hold fast and strengthen what faith remains.  Grant that I would look to You and see that my faith is in You and that You will lift it up in me so that I may hold fast and continue the fight and run the race.  Keep my eyes upon You, O Lord, in order that I would remain faithful.

Lord Jesus, You know what it is to press forward in this crazy rebellious world.  Hold me fast to You so that I would not seek what I think is right, but follow You always, the One who is Right.  You are the Truth.  In You alone is the good way of life.  Guide me now and always, Lord Jesus, to seek You and be strengthened for the battle of the day.  Your Word is a light to my path and a lamp to my feet.  Let them ever keep on the path and press on in running the race.  Amen.