Someone wrote on a forum that God gives flowers every day to His children. Some you can see immediately. Others you have to look for. It is something like playing hide and go seek. Some are very unexpected.
These flowers are not always known ones. They can be a kind word from someone when you are down. It could be a phone call from a friend you haven’t heard from for a long time. The most beautiful flower of all is when you have been separated from a loved one because of a silly understanding and after many years you are happily reunited. All is forgotten and forgiven.
He left me a lot of flowers but I never saw them or even smelled their beautiful scent. My head was full of "poor me." Do you love the flowers God gives you or do you throw them carelessly away?
A special email friend kept telling me to look for the dove, the Holy Spirit. Every day I walked in the park along the river. Before that I never saw anything interesting. It seemed so boring.
All of a sudden I was able to report to my friend the special things I saw when I walked. Winter was almost over. The ground was still hard and snow stayed where it fell. Where there wasn't snow, there was a pile of dead leaves.
Poking it's head up through the dull leaves was a brave little premature johnny-jump-up, a type of purple violet. Before I was made aware of God's little reminders of His love, I would have just passed it by without noticing.
Another gift God gave me was in a dream just before Easter when all things become new. One evening I felt very much alone and unloved. I went to bed very depressed. My dream took that all away from me. When I woke up I felt very excited and loved.
My dream was this: Someone had laid three pure white Easter lilies on my table. When I awoke the picture was still with me. White represents purity. God made me pure by the shedding of Jesus' blood. The second flower was the white robe I would wear as the bride of Christ. The third was Jesus in all of His glory---the light of the world. I have seen so many of the little gifts God has spread around for me. I look for them everyday. I love Him, the lover of my soul.
Do you remember the old saying “Take time to smell the roses?”
Revelation 19:7 & 8” And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.”
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