This morning I was in the garden briefly and noticed one these beauties laying on the ground.
I found a stake and tried to put it in the dirt, but it was way too dry.
I got the hose and watered the area then set the stake in.
As I gently lifted the plant my hold slipped.
I’d broken the plant clean off at the base!
“Oh no!” I exclaimed, but no one was around to hear it.
I felt like crying, but realized my best response would be to gather the flowers from the plant and thank God.
Maybe it sounds strange to be thankful to God at a moment when I just ruined something He gave me, but I’ve been asking the Lord to help me learn to have a thankful attitude.
Here was my chance.
And there is much to be thankful for.
How I handle myself when I’ve made a mistake speaks loudly to the condition of my heart.
Especially, if it’s something small and no one is around.
Luke 19:17 KJV — And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
God has been working on my heart a lot this past week through a variety of circumstances and His Word.
(It’s been a difficult journey.)
Challenging me to step up to His standards more fully.
Praise God continually.
Philippians 4:4 NKJV — Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Submit myself daily before Him, including my schedule.
Proverbs 3:5 KJV — Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Don’t worry, and always bring requests before the Lord with a grateful heart.
Philippians 4:6 NKJV — Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
James 4:10 KJV — Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
The Word of God is true and should be applied daily to our lives.
For through it we can see a more accurate picture of ourselves and what God is calling us to.
Personally, it was a struggle to realize I needed to revisit truths I know and to humble myself before God and people.
Yet, through the submission came incredible blessing, and I can testify to the goodness of God.
It’s one of the wonders of God’s Word, how it can be so familiar, yet still teach something new, still unearth something hidden inside our hearts, and still bring us closer to Our Heavenly Father.
No matter how much we know about the Lord, there is always more to learn and more to apply, for this is a journey.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18 KJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for this past week and the difficulties You used to teach me and deal with me. Lord, thank You for holding me in Your hand and walking with me through this. Lord, thank You for helping me see that through humility I find clarity. When I’m proud in any area, I’m going to struggle with total surrender. Lord, thank You for bringing these things to my attention. Thank You for surrounding me those those who love me through my struggles and encourage me to do what is right. Lord, thank You for Your Word which teaches me so much. I love You, Jesus. May my life bring glory to Your name. Amen.