Whatever you ask in my name that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
24 Do you not know that those who run in a stadium all run, yet one gets the prize? Run so as to win.
25 Every one who contends in the games practices self-restraint in all things. They do it to win a fading crown, but we for an unfading one.
26 Thus I run with no uncertain goal: thus I strike, not as if pounding the air.
27 On the contrary, I maul and master my body so that I may not, after preaching to others, become myself unable to stand the test.
Whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord and not for men,
For it is God who is working in you both the willing and the doing because of his kindness.
I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
Brethren, I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and stretching forward to what is in front
I press toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
1 THEREFORE, surrounded as we are by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that lies before us,
2 looking to Jesus the beginner and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured a cross, thinking little of the shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Think of him who endured such hostile speaking of sinners against him, that you may not grow weary and despondent in heart.
Do not seek after something to eat and something to drink, and do not be agitated by cares.
For these things all the nations of the world are seeking after.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to keep all the commands that I have given you. And, behold, I am with you all the days to the end of the world."
10 For when we were with you we gave you this command, "If any one will not work, neither is he to eat."
11 For we hear that some among you are leading disorderly lives, busy about nothing and yet busybodies.
12 Such we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and eat their own bread.
13 But you, brethren, must not become discouraged in doing well.