Monday, October 20, 2008

Begin Each Day With Prayer

I woke up early one morning and rushed right into the day. I had so much
to accomplish I forgot to pray.

Problems tumbled about me and heavier came each task. Why doesn’t
God help, I wondered? He said, “You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see joy and gladness. But the day toiled grey and black. Why
doesn’t God help I asked. He said, “But you didn’t seek.”

I wanted to come into God’s presence, I tried all my keys in the lock. God
gently and lovingly chided, “My child, you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning, and I paused before entering the day. I had
so much to accomplish, I had to take time to pray.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Chinese Bamboo tree

The process goes like this: You take a little seed, plant it, water it, and fertilize it for a whole year, and nothing happens. The second year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens. The third year you water it and fertilize it, and nothing happens. How discouraging this becomes! The fifth year you continue to water and fertilize the seed and then---take note. Sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree sprouts and grows NINETY FEET IN SIX WEEKS!

Life is much akin to the growing process of the Chinese bamboo tree. It is often discouraging. We seemingly do things right, and nothing happens. But for those who do things right and are not discouraged and are persistent things will happen. Finally we begin to receive the rewards." You can literarily stand and watch it grow.

So, keep watering that faith-seed with your words and action. In a little while you will stand and literarily see it's manifestation