Persistence - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

Up To Know Good on Wednesday

September 06, 2006

Boys on Stage

Zach was the most obnoxious student in my eighth grade choir class. His focus was on the girls, not the music we were learning for the next concert. One day in the hall I stopped him. “Zach, I’ve noticed you have great pitch memory and a lot of talent.” He shrugged off the compliment. A few weeks later, though, he showed up at the musical auditions and ended up getting the starring role. The drama director and I worked with Zach, reminding him that he was there to rehearse, not just to impress the girls. Slowly we started to see him transform from a “ladies man” to the “lead role” in the show.

Do Good - Is there someone in your life who needs your patient persistence? Consider how you can stay consistent with this person. Also, take time to thank God for His faithfulness to you.

After several months of rehearsal, it was show time. By the last night, Zach had learned how to use his charisma to lead his peers to their best performance ever. At the end of the show, I met his mom. She was seated in a wheelchair and in the noisy crowded school foyer, I couldn’t hear what she was saying. Zach leaned down to listen and stood up beaming. “She says, ‘Thanks," I never had a more proud and humble moment as a teacher.

“The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.” Psalm 145:13b. Read this joyful prayer of thanks.

God, I am so thankful that You are perfectly persistent with me.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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