Matthew 24:13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Begin with God. Those who start their lives early with God lay the proper foundations for their future. We have to start our lives with God because He started it all, and knows the end even before we begin. If we surrender our will to Him, He will help lay the proper foundations upon which to build a lasting relationship with Him. He will save our souls and straighten our paths. Any attempt to bypass God and do our own thing, may lead to temporary success, but ultimate disaster.
Christians need to finish strong. The Bible tells us that “he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:13). Our relationship with God is an enduring one and so we should nurture and hold on to it till the end. There is another Ghanaian proverb which translates as follows: “an uncompleted work deserves no reward.” Having started with God, we should stay with Him and end with Him. We should be on God’s side so that God will be on our side till the end. As Jesus promised in Matthew 28:19, “… surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Whether we are on a pinnacle, in the pulpit, or in the pit, Jesus has promised to be with us to the end of the age. Therefore, begin with God, stay with God, and end with God.
Prayer is the key. May God grant us the grace to seek Him daily through our prayers.