“Practice Makes Perfect”

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Have you heard that phrase before? Guess what? It’s true!

Why do we practice things? Because we need to get better at them. We want to get better at them. Think about it. Why do you do your homework? Because you need to get better at what you’re learning in school. So you can solve problems related to what you’re learning. Why do you practice sports, games, etc.? Because we like them. We want to get better at them, to be on teams, play in tournaments, etc.

But one of the best benefits of practicing, whether it be homework or other things, is that we end up using those skills in other areas of our life. Some of the skills developed from doing our homework include the abilities to manage your priorities, solve problems, and work independently. Playing soccer, for instance, is a good workout for your body. It tones and strengthens your muscles, increases your endurance, and overall, improves your health. It teaches coordination and how to think in the moment, and it is a great way to meet new friends.

If you can get all these benefits from doing your homework and practicing the activities you like, imagine how much you can get from reading God’s Word! You’ll be surprised by what it can help you do. It can help you become a better person, overcome trials, and it will even show you how to get ready for Jesus when He comes back! Take a little time out of your day and read a little of God’s Word. Think about what it says and ask God to help you understand what it means. You’ll find that a little time in His Word every day will do amazing things in your life!

“This book of the law shall not depart of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Josh. 1:8)

“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim. 3:14-17)

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