In a physical marathon the “Wall” shows up about mile 20 or 21; when this happens, mind and body shake hands to say “we quit.” And, that’s where most runners will shut down, unless they reach down into our identity as spirit. If I ask the question: “who am I; what is my identity.” God’s answer is: “I am spirit; I have a mind; and I live in a body.” So, to break through the “wall” requires a hierarchy of spirit over mind over body. I want the reader to see that God’s Word will address our spirit when mind and body are out of it, thereby setting Word over spirit over mind over body to keep the feet moving. I want the reader to project this to other marathons: e.g., mental, spiritual, emotional, interpersonal, occupational, financial, etc.
Bottom line: can the reader finish the book, put it down and say: “Wow, look what God’s Word performed; I want to be in the Word; I want the Word to be in me…” The closer the reader comes to God’s Word, the closer they come to Him [JN 1: 14!]. The Word will have become “sent out [Is. 55: 10-11], active and alive [Heb. 4: 12], watched over and performed [Jer. 1: 12]” in their lives!