Hit It Again!
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed The Great One, because he was called the greatest hockey player of all time – knew what it took to win – you have to take shots. You have to persevere. We hear it all the time—“Stick with it!” “Persevere!” “Keep on keeping on!” “Never give up!” But, do you ever think... that way in your Christian walk? Do you persevere and endure? Mark 7 tells us a story of a woman who was persistent in pursuing Jesus because she knew that He alone was uniquely qualified and powerful enough to meet her need. What about you? What is it that only Jesus can do in your life? Are you willing to persevere – to know Him, experience Him and grow with Him? Sometimes we “miss it” because we never take the shot!
I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. I know it was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before. So, persevere - keep hammering - see what God has in store, especially for you!