Every time we go to Haiti and work on the children's home, there is progress. Sometimes the progress is big and visable. Other times the forward progress from our trip is very subtle. Sometimes we can see the raising of a wall or section of the wall, other times we dig 12 feet down and build a septic tank. At times it is difficult to see the tangible work completed. Regardless of the visbility, there is always progress.
The same goes with our spiritual lives. There are times when ministry, discipleship, reading God's Word, and our prayer time seems to advance at the speed of light. There are also moments when our hearing from heaven is laborious and slow. Either way, we are drawing near to God. When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. It is always worth the time and investment to do what God has called us to. He has told us to study, He has told us to pray, He has told us to disciple others, and He has told us to take care of the orphans. Whether we raise a wall, or we dig a septic tank, the progress is still important progress. Our trips to take care of His children are always fruitful in the eyes of the Lord.