| About a
year after my husband met Jesus as his Savior -- I decided that he
wasn't growing "fast enough".
Instead of praying about this
I began to murmur to God telling Him about my dear husband's
God was so gracious to me -- until one day, several weeks into
my murmuring, He spoke to my heart and said "Why don't you
start praising me -- thanking me for how long
taking for this mighty man of God to be created". I
thought, "Gee, why would I ever do that." Then He
said, "Don't you see the mighty oak tree -- when that
little acorn falls to the ground and the earth covers it over to
be hidden from sight until the little sapling finally
peeks through the soil. Daughter, don't you understand -- the longer
it takes for that first shoot of that sapling to appear --
the greater and stronger
the foundation, the root
system will be anchored into the ground. Otherwise, the tree
(your husband) would blow down by the first good wind. Do you
desire him to be sugar cane, with very shallow roots, or a
mighty oak, able to withstand the greatest of storms and winds?
Oh, how I did rejoice, for the longer it took for me
see (faith is the evidence of things not seen) any growth in
Greg, the greater the foundation that was being laid.