“Runners in a distance race … always try to keep something in reserve for a final sprint. And my contention is that, so far as our bodily health allows, we should aim to be found running the last lap of the race of our Christian life, as we would say, flat out. The final sprint, so I urge, should be a sprint indeed.” (J.I. Packer, at 91 years old)
Lay aside every weight, and the sin which clings so closely, and run your race with endurance. Flat out, ’til your last breath, run the race set before you! As you run, look to Jesus. Follow Him! He’s the founder and perfecter of your faith.
“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”
(Hebrews 12:1-2 paraphrased, I Cor. 9:25)