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A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher. The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the WILL OF GOD for his life and for his ministry. Because of his high respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to TRY to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact...It wasn't long before he realized how impossible it was to do so.Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to recite the following poem...
(photo: My Red Rose...Summer 2008)
It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design,
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.-
The secret of unfolding flowersIs not known to such as I,
The flower God opens so sweetly,
my hands would fade and die.-
I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?-
I'll trust Him for His leading
Each moment of every day
And I'll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.-
For the pathway that lies before me
My heavenly Father knows
I'll trust Him to unfold the moments
Just as He unfolds the rose.~Anonymous.
Thank you all for stopping by.....sending you my prayers to you all that the Lord will be with you always.
I have a unspoken prayer request today at 11:00 (appt.). I will visit you all when I get back from out of town. Bless you all!
Susan at A Southern Daydreamer hosted "Outdoor Wednesday" Click on the "Outdoor Wednesday" picture button on the left to view all the other participants who share their outdoor posts. Come join Susan and all the participants to have a wonderful adventures. Thank you Susan! My First "Outdoor Wednesday" is when it snow in Mississippi on December 11, 2008. Most of you still can't believe that we get snow down Deep South. Yes .....we do...but it's rare....It's ususally snow around March or April...but very rare in December. We usually get snow once a year...sometime none. Ohhhh! I just wish it would snow again....LOVE...LOVE...SNOW!
This is my little home filled with snow in the front yard...I just put Christmas decorations the day before....See the pot by the bench...that is my mini-roses. It still looking good but no buds yet. . It's did not snow alots..but it was enough to see the white snow on the ground.
This view is looking out to my front yard sitting on the bench....On the left side of the picture is my little rose and lillies garden. Can't wait till Spring!Here is my backyard.......see the birdhouse....no flowers in the pots. It will be filled withd flowers in the Spring....The shop on the right is my husband brother shop. Sometime we see red fox or deer in our backyard..... This is my husband shop....That's his pride and joy....He built it. ..Next week I will show my Roses from last Summer 2008.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KANDI