Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seed you plant. (Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Scottish novelist and poet)

We all like to see the results of our work as soon as possible. Most of us are pretty impatient, so we “can’t wait,” to see the outcome we’ve been working for. But, as every farmer knows, it takes time—and a lot of other elements—to produce fruit. Diligent work and patience are required to see a bountiful harvest.

Be patient . . . See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. (James 5:7)