Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bloom Where You are Planted

Flowers always lift my spirits. The beautiful colors and interesting shapes and lovely scents stir my heart with gratitude. Over the years there have been lots of different occasions where Chris has surprised me with a fresh bouquet on the dining room table. To me, fresh flowers are such a simple way of saying, "God's love lives here and I cherish my home". I was thinking about this today as I was sitting at my dining room table enjoying my coffee and quiet time. I thought to myself, "Do you realize that God has planted you right where you are? Oh, there will still be change ahead, you can be sure of that. But God has planted me in my situation, in my relationships, in my home, in my circumstances so that I can blossom into His woman who says, "Gods love lives here" with my words and with my actions. I want the Lords joy and peace to permeate the walls of my home and my heart with a spirit of loveliness that only Christ Himself can give!
Here is my prayer today~ God, I see your gentle touch on my life each day. You are the master Gardener, tending to the garden of my life. Thank you for what you are creating.


Lisa said...

Thanks for writing this!
I will pray for you as you start the Bible Study in your home!

Sam, Sarah, Claudia, Camile, Maya, and Gabriel said...

awesome post, Carly. Thanks for the encouragement! Love you guys and miss you!!