Saturday, August 28, 2010

Surviving the long haul

"[T]he kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them..." - Jesus (Matthew 25:1-3
Sadly, not every starter of the faith journey finishes. Why? The foolish virgins of this parable were just not prepared for the long haul.

Marathon runners don't just show up on the event day, the successful ones prepare, taking advantage of early opportunities to get ready.

Daniel, of the Bible, didn't start his prayer life in the Lion's den, he was a man of prayer.

When the pressure is off and there is no major crisis is the time to learn to pray, build relationships with the faithful, read the Bible, learn how to hear from God.

Wise virgins act before the immediate need.

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