Does practice make perfect? My young son Stephen would hear his Dad and I say,
“Practice makes perfect,” when we tried to encourage him. He began to say in his
five year old voice, “PRAC-tice makes BET-ter.” At first I tried to correct him.
But then I thought about the two statements, and I realized he was correct.
We never arrive at perfection on earth.
But we can get better, and better, and better. Hebrews five talks about how a child
who lives on just the milk of the Word is unskilled. But solid food is for the mature
who by constant use (practice) have trained themselves to distinguish good and evil.
Apply this to the Christian life. We will hear him more clearly as we continue to practice.
We can't stop when we don't hear or obey Him completely at first.
How did we learn to drive a car? We read the instruction manual and practiced driving.
Did you think about quitting, and calling a taxi or Uber driver for the rest of your life?
NO. You wanted to learn to drive a car.
So if we want to be a better Christian we continue to read His manual (the Bible) and
come into His presence (pray). Okay, we will not be perfect, but we don’t quit.
Others may not even notice improvements, but He will notice.
Or as my five year old said, “PRAC-tice makes BET-ter.”
“… desire the sincere Milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.” I Peter 2:2