“You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all of this.”
~2 Timothy 2: 1-7 (NIV)
This scripture encourages me to be faithful by the grace that I have in Jesus Christ. I know that I have to be patient, confident and persevere in the process of raising you, David. Order your copy to read the full letter.