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My wife and I live in a suburban neighborhood and moved in eleven years ago. I did not spend much time in my garden because there were no trees against the fence and my neighbors could look right into the property.

I went to the nursery and bought some trees. They told me it would take years for the trees to grow. But I had faith in those trees and I cast them against my boundary fence and knew that they would bring me privacy one day.

Years came and went and it seemed that they were not growing at all. However, slowly but surely the trees began to grow sideways and upwards and today I have a beautiful park-like garden. It did not happen by itself and it did not happen overnight.

Enjoying the benefits of the Kingdom means we have to plan what we want and then sow and wait. The blessings do not necessarily come in a day, a week, a month, or a year. It takes years and years to reap a harvest.

Many Christian give up waiting and move on. If I sold and moved out, someone else would be enjoying my harvest.

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