This is going to be a different kind of post because I am in a different kind of mood. (If you read the post about the sad news on the other blog you will understand.) Anyway, yesterday we went on a 5 mile walk along the river. I kept seeing these spots in the asphalt that were lifted. I knew what was causing it, plant growth underneath. It amazes me that a tiny plant can send up a fragile shoot and through continued persistence it can break through asphalt!
So of course this led to me thinking about all the things I can do (and have done) through continued persistence.
At the ballgame last night (we went with the kids and grands) our team was behind by 3 runs. I said to myself (this is silly but I do it all the time), "If God wants me to have some ice cream, our team will get enough hits to pull ahead." No sooner did I acknowledge that thought and boom . . . we got a home run! And the hits stacked up quickly and we were ahead! Dang! God must really want me to have ice cream!
Then I thought about my own "continued persistence". Which direction was I going with it? I passed on the ice cream.