In preparing to move, I have been packing up some of my books in my office. I have found that with some of them I am able to plonk them into the box, without looking at them twice, but there are a few that I have needed to stop and flick through their pages. Doing this with a lovely book called "The Divine Mentor" I stumbled upon these words and I think they are wise enough to share with everyone.
"A daily exposure to the Lord's heart and ways begins a transformation process. We begin to diminish; He increases. But that's the process of authenticity. It comes slowly. Veneer you can make quickly. Real oak takes time to grow." - Wayne Cordeiro
So, which one do we want to be? Veneer or Oak? Oak takes time, but it is worth it in the long term.
Isaiah 6:13 - "... But as a terebinth or oak tree leaves a stump when it is cut down, so Israel’s stump will be a holy seed.”