Written by Laura O.
If you are going to feed birds in your yard, be prepared for a long-term commitment!
I was reminded of this when a cute little chickadee sat in a branch right in front of my chair and squawked at me because the feeder was empty. Then, a beautiful humming bird dive bombed me and flew to the feeder and then back to hover in front of my face! I got the message and filled the feeders.
This reminded me of Jacob wrestling with the angel (God) where Jacob says “I will not let thee go except thou bless me” Genesis 32:26. Jacob was relentless.
Then there is the parable of the woman in Luke 18 who “troubled” the judge until he granted her petition. She was relentless.
In Mark 9, we read the story of the man with the dumb and deaf spirit whom the disciples could not cast out. Jesus reminds us that “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” The foul spirit was relentless.
Do we sometimes lose the passion in our petitions to God when He does not answer on our time table? Do we realize that the foul spirits in this world are relentless so we, too, must be? Praying for our lost loved ones. Praying for the health and well-being of our family. Praying for the life decisions that must be made. Praying God’s will in our lives. Be relentless! God does hear and will answer.
Side note: Found this on Google when I searched for the definition of relentless.
Is it good to be relentless?
“In real life, being relentless is a state of mind that can give you the strength to achieve, to survive, to overcome. To be strong when others are not, that means craving the end results so intensely that the work becomes irrelevant. Not just in sports but in everything that you do.”