Liddell: You came to see a race
today. See someone win. Happened to be me. But I want you to do more
than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it.
I want to compare faith to running in
a race. It's hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You
experience elation when the winner breaks the tape -- 'specially if you've
got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe your
dinner's burnt. Maybe, maybe you haven't got a job. So who am I to say,
"believe," "have faith," in the face of life's realities?
I would like to give you something
more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for
winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way.
does the power come from to see the race to its end? From within.
said, "Behold, the kingdom of God is within you. If, with all your hearts
ye truly seek Me, ye shall ever surely find Me."
If you commit yourself to
the love of Christ.
And THAT is how you run the straight race.