"When we abide in Christ, we become part of the perfection of God’s plan. Christ being the author and finisher of our faith asks that we simply make ourselves available to His wooing and then respond according to the knowledge that we have in Him. When we do this, we are abiding in Him."
Excerpt from Strong Foundation by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2011
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1, 2