Friday, November 04, 2011

Daily Nugget

Friday, November 4th, 2011.

Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.

When James A. Garfield was president of Hiram College, a man brought his son for entrance as a student, for whom he wished a shorter course than the regular. “The boy can never take all that in,” said the father. “He wants to get through quicker. Can you arrange it for him?”

Mr. Garfield, a minister-educator said, “Oh, yes. He can take a short course; it all depends on what you want to make of him. When God wants to make an oak, He takes a hundred years, but he takes only two months to make a squash.”
Many want instant spirituality—like instant coffee or potatoes! It doesn’t come that way! There are no short courses! No short-cuts! No gimmicks! It takes time to grow! Growth is a sequence—an orderly arrangement!

In this microwave society in which we live we know many who want to have it all now. I am glad God is willing to take the time necessary so we can become what He has meant for us to become. The writer of Psalms 39:4-5 says,
“LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah."
We should be than glad. We should be excited and happy to know God knows the minutes of our lives and is not willing to rush our progress, but takes His time with us.

"God, thank You for taking Your time to mold my life.

Bro. Bill

God is Love! Let us reflect that love.



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