Thursday, May 31, 2007

I don't WANT to get a Bath!!!

So much for bath time today. Every time we put Hermie in the bath water, he would climb right out. He must have grown because he could never reach the sides of the container before.

Life with Hermie has been very interesting lately. The other day, he tried to climb through a hole about the size of a Quarter. His legs fit but he could not get his shell in no matter what he tried. He was very persistent because he was trying to get in the hole for about 10 minutes. Finally, he gave up and found another way in.

This again reminds me of spiritual things. I want to be as persistent in my prayer life as Hermie is in getting out of his bath. So often I pray for something and if my prayer doesn't get answered in MY time, I give up or forget about it. For example, I have been praying for God to heal my eyes for at least 5 years. (I have had to wear glasses since I was 5 years old. I have very bad eyesight.) I go in spurts where I will really press in and pray about it. But then I get discouraged and stop praying. Another example is my family. My siblings are not Christians and I pray also in spurts for them.

I would love to get to the point where I don't get discouraged and continue to persevere.

1 comment:

Beautiful Grace said...

Perseverance...yes, that's kind of like stubbornness isn't it? Stubbornness when controlled by the Holy Spirit yields perseverance. May the Lord give you a Holy stubbornness, i.e., perseverance. :)