For the second time today I have read words like perseverance, patience, practice. Is God trying to tell me something, to encourage me? I think so. Perseverance is tenacity, determination, staying power. In today’s world it is easy…to give up when something doesn’t go just right, throw away what I don’t like and get new, get impatient when it takes longer than I think it should. So what is God telling me? It’s a decision. As parents we encourage our children to never give up, as God’s kid He tells us to never give up. So send out another query, make a decision to eat right (again), call a neighbor, send a card, ______________ fill in the blank. How thankful I am that He never gives up on me and YOU! Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, WE NEVER GIVE UP. 2 Corinthians 4:1NLT