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I love biscuits. I’ve made them numerous times, even in Thailand. Today I made some delicious biscuits (in my opinion 😉), but my biscuits haven’t always been so delicious.

When I first set out to make biscuits, I was eager to see perfect goodness come out of the oven. I knew something was wrong when I pulled them out of the oven and they looked like crackers. Not only that, but they also tasted like fish. Let’s just say they were disgusting and I threw them away. But I tried again. The next biscuits turned out relatively the same. I was doing something terribly wrong. I finally figured out that I was accidently using baking soda instead of baking powder. That was why they weren’t rising. The baking soda was also turning the bread concoction into a bitter fish biscuit. On the third batch I corrected the baking powder mishap, and when I was laying out the biscuits my mother suggested that I make them a tad bit bigger. They turned out great. Finally, the end result was satisfying. I had made a batch of biscuits that tasted good. 🎉

Yet my point is not that I now can make good biscuits, but that we need to keep at something to accomplish it. Even when we keep failing and can’t see how we’ll ever get it done. Sometimes we must be persistent. In Luke 18 Jesus tells us a story of a persistent widow that continues to ask a crooked judge for justice, and, just to get rid of her, he does as she ask.

Having you been praying for something or someone, yet God hasn’t answered? Keep praying. Remember “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.” (James 5:17). God hears the prayer of the righteous (Proverbs 15:29), and He will answer (Psalms 38:15). Be persistent. May God keep you and bless you.

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