To begin, I’m sharing something quite personal and I pray it blesses you.
Many years ago I was struggling and frustrated with circumstances.
I kept praying about it and the Lord surprised me with a perspective turn.
He reminded me this place is not my home, and heaven will be more glorious than imaginable.
Thus, I began to learn to look on heaven as a real place and my forever home.
It has actually helped me enjoy the things here more.
One of the things I expect to find in heaven is a garden.
Since, it was the first place God put people it makes sense to me.
Not to mention, I deeply love flowers, all kinds of beautiful flowers.
I’ve found so much comfort in knowing heaven is my home.
Especially, during the seasons when I’m struggling a lot physically.
Last March I got very sick.
Several days worth of illness worse than I’d had since my health crumbled a few years ago.
During those days of struggle I prayed a lot.
I lifted up others and talked with the Lord about heart things.
I prayed a good deal about the future of our family.
One of the times I was struggling the Lord brought to mind a bunch of daisies.
Flowers are created by God, the beauty and joy I find in a daisy reminds me of the greatness of God.
“I love daisies, Lord. Thank You for creating them.”
And it might sound strange, but I thought about daisies often when feeling the worst.
Because the Creator, who can handle the delicate intricacies of a single pedal, can handle my life.
And my soul is safe in His hands.
When Jase and I were down south for his doctor’s appointment we stopped at the Salvation Army and got a few things including three bags of yarn.
I was prayerfully considering what God would have me make when I felt led to try a new pattern I’m learning.
As I began, I was praying for guidance and made a row out of some pretty variegated yarn, but felt I should do something different for the next row.
There was a lot more white yard than yellow.
It made sense to use the yellow on the inside of the circle and switch to white for the larger outside.
After making the first one for row two I clearly saw the pattern was making daisies.
Since last March, daisies are very special to me.
And I realized God has given me the opportunity to make a daisy blanket which will serve as a wonderful reminder of God’s incredible abilities and care.
I feel so blessed.
Truly, He is the most loving, understanding, incredible,…
Words escape my joy in the Lord and my awe at His ways.
I wonder what daisies will look like in heaven?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for all these little things which mean so much to me. Lord, please continue to help me to see this life as temporary and to surrender myself completely to You. Lord, I know You are in control of each thing and Your ways are best. Lord in the times when I’m struggling with pain or feeling downhearted please remind me of all Your faithfulness. Lord, You know all my details of today and I trust You and praise You. Lord, thank You for both the seasons of pain and those of joy. For I can praise You in it all. I love You. Amen.