Thursday, November 15, 2012

Daily Nugget

     Thursday, November 15th, 2012.
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.”

It takes time for spiritual growth also. We must walk with God, study His Word, and become obedient to Him. There are no shortcuts, and the journey is part of the blessing we get from spending time with God. The writer of Psalms 92:12-15
reminds us: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To show that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.”

God, let us give the time necessary to become what You want us to be. Amen.

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