Many of us start the Christian race strong but the rigours of the journey sidetrack some and they fail to finish well. Some lives are, in the words of the apostle Paul, shipwrecked. What a tragedy!
I read the following quote this morning in David Jeremiah's devotional. May this be the prayer of every believer today:
"Few, they tell me, finish well. Lord, let me get home before dark." - Robertson McQuilkin
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." - 2 Timothy 4:7,8 (NIV)