We live in what is rightly termed the age of “I want what I want and I want it now.” Instant Gratification is the term used to describe this mind set. If you want to grow a Bamboo farm, you will have to change your mind and if you are interested in growing people, perhaps a mind transplant is the order of the day.
Max Lucado in click God Came Near tells the following of a persistent bus pastor:
“click Norman Geisler, as a child, went to a DVBS because he was invited by some neighbor children. He went back to the same church for Sunday School classes for 400 Sundays. Each week he was faithfully picked up by a bus driver. Week after week he attended church, but never made a commitment to Christ. Finally, during his senior year in High School, after being picked up for church over 400 times, he did commit his life to Christ. What if that bus driver had given up on Geisler at 395? What if the bus driver had said, "This kid is going nowhere spiritually, why waste any more time on him?”
The persistent principle holds true in any area of Christ’s work and we soon learn that patience is not just a virtue, it is essential.
1 Corinthians 16:13, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
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