Moments of faith daily devotional 30 December 2023, by Prophet Frank Udoh

Title: “Ending Strong”

Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

As we approach the end of a season or journey, it’s an opportunity to finish with strength and purpose. Join me in exploring Philippians 3:13-14 and reflecting on the empowering theme of “Ending Strong.”

Paul encourages us to let go of the past, whether it be successes or failures, and to focus on the journey ahead. It’s about learning from the past but not letting it hinder our progress. God’s grace allows us to move forward with hope and determination.

Ending strong requires intentional effort and a forward-looking mindset. Like a runner leaning into the final stretch of a race, we are called to press on toward the goals God has set before us. This involves perseverance, faith, and reliance on God’s strength.

Our journey is not without purpose. God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus, and there is a prize awaiting those who press on with faithfulness. It’s a heavenly reward that transcends earthly achievements—a fulfillment of God’s purposes for our lives.

Heavenly Father, as we approach the end of seasons and endeavors, grant us the strength to end strong. Help us to let go of the past, focus on the journey ahead, and press on toward the goals you have set for us. May we find our ultimate prize in the calling you’ve placed on our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Further Reading:

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV) – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NIV) – “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.”
May this devotional on “Ending Strong” inspire you to approach the conclusion of seasons with determination and faith. May you press on toward the goals God has set for you, trusting in His strength and looking forward to the heavenly prize of His calling on your life.

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