Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind, … I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. — Phil 3:13-14 NET
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me.”—I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.—The one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Do you not know that all the runners in a stadium compete, but only one receives the prize? So run to win. Each competitor must exercise self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.—We must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.
John 17:24, 2 Tim 1:12, Phil 1:6, 1 Cor 9:24-25, Heb 12:1-2
“The Lord is indeed going before you – he will be with you; he will not fail you or abandon you.” — Deut 31:8 NET
And Moses said to him, “If your presence does not go with us, do not take us up from here.”—Lord, we know that people do not control their own destiny. It is not in their power to determine what will happen to them.
The Lord grants success to the one whose behavior he finds commendable. Even if he trips, he will not fall headlong, for the Lord holds his hand.
But I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me by your wise advice, and then you will lead me to a position of honor.—For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Exod 33:15, Jer 10:23, Ps 37:23-24, Ps 73:23-24, Rom 8:38-39
Daily Light on the Daily Path - January 1
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.