Did it take six weeks to grow?
No. It took years.
You see, for five years it was establishing an incredibly deep
root system underground that would enable it to survive
the rapid growth above ground.
The Chinese who grow this bamboo tree have faith
that if they’ll keep watering it and fertilizing the ground,
the tree will eventually break through.
Maybe you’re wondering if the dream God planted in your heart
will ever become reality.
Or if your marriage will survive.
Or (you fill in the blank.)
Walt Disney was fired from his first job and told he didn’t have any
Henry Ford watered his “bamboo tree” through five business failures
before he finally found success with the Ford Motor Company.
Richard Hooker watered his “bamboo tree” for seven years and was
rejected by 21 publishers until the humorous novel he’d written,
MASH, became a best-seller, a movie and one of the longest-running
TV series of all time.
Don’t give up!
Keep watering (continue to pray).
Keep fertilizing (continue to read the Bible).
Keep growing spiritually (spend a lot of time with the Son).
We’re told in Revelation 3:7 when God opens a door,
no one can shut it!
His door for your life may not open immediately . . .
but His timing is perfect.
Please pray for me this weekend as I speak in Fredericksburg, VA.
I’m entering my “December season” as an evangelist.
This is the time when it’s often financially tough for evangelists
simply because churches don’t tend to bring in outside speakers
during the Christmas season.
If God places it on your heart to make a donation to Susie
Shellenberger Ministries, know that you’ll be helping me to fulfill His
calling on my life. I’ll send you a tax donation receipt for your files,
because I’m a 501-C3 non-profit.
If you’d like to do that, mail your check to Susie Shellenberger
Ministries; 7012 N. Lake Front Drive; Warr Acres, OK 73132