Do Not Look at Your Looks
“When you practice some appetite-denying discipline to better concentrate on God, don't make a production out of it. It might turn you into a small-time celebrity but it won't make you a saint. If you 'go into training' inwardly, act normal outwardly. Shampoo and comb your hair, brush your teeth, wash your face. God doesn't require attention-getting devices. He won't overlook what you are doing; he'll reward you well.”
Finish the race
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”
“Behold, I am coming soon..."
Fill your mind...
“People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.”
“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.”