Consistency – sounds boring, doesn’t it? Perseverance – doesn’t sound like fun, does it?
When Paul talks to us about running the race to win in 1 Corinthians 9, I think about the consistency and perseverance that it will take to run this race of faith successfully all the way to the end……..the end of my life here on earth.
Paul tells us that we need to run to win! If I thought I had to do it on my strength alone, the outcome would be looking bleak at this point. But I know in whom I believe and I’m persuaded that he will help me with every step. Through him, I will have the perseverance and the consistency needed to be successful all the way to the end.
Consistency is important, I think, in order to make progress down this path of faith. Do I know God more personally now that I did last month? Am I more Christ-like today than I was a year ago? I think it’s a big challenge for more ‘experienced’ people to grow more Christ-like rather than more crabby 🙂
Perseverance – life throws us a lot of curve balls. And a lot of mud balls. To run the long race of faith without fear….without faltering…..without worrying…….without loosing site of our number one priority…….all the way to the end.
We’re counting on your help, dear Father!