Last spring I upgraded my smart phone. It had a few more bells and whisles than my previous one. I had added a passcode and all was going fine. Then one day, I got locked out. I tried over and over again entering the passcode. I can be quite patient and determined to win over technology. The battle continued into the evening and I was almost ready to give up and take it to my provider and let them fix it. Then it came to me. I was relentless and determined on my own to win the battle. I hadn't thought to ask for wisdom and a little help beyond myself. So I said a simple prayer and in faith I put in my passcode one more time. WOW! It worked. Some might say it was just a coinsidence. . .but not me. I had tried relentlessly more than two dozen times.
I thanked God and asked why did it work this time. Through His gentle way, He let me know that if I could be so relentless trying to unlock my phone, then maybe I should be more relentless in my pursuit of Him. Lesson learned. So whenever we come up against a difficult situation, prayer works and maybe we should try it first and keep on believing that when we ask for help, we get it.
~~~~~From myto yours~~~~Andrea