“One international violinist said that focused, diligent practice is the key to performance.  She commented that “I see students, playing the violin and they call it practice, but they are not listening and not watching.”  She further noted that when one has a textbook open, it does not necessary mean that one is studying.  This also applies to our walk of faith.  Paul wrote to Timothy, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15.

We are called to be diligent Christians….diligence implies constant, earnest effort, and is the opposite of a careless, inattentive approach; and attentiveness is a necessity in every aspect of our relationship with God.  ‘Just as a musician strives for excellence, we should want to serve God in confidence, seek his approval and skillfully share His Word with others’.

Ask yourself …Am I diligently studying the Word, praying  and listening to the Lord today?” – David McCasland.

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