Blooming Where We're Planted - Wednesdays Dose - October 5th 2011

Wednesdays Dose - October 5th 2011

Blooming Where We're Planted

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have
plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every
situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in
want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
- Philippians 4:12-13. (NIV). 

Recently, on a warm, spring-like day, I stopped near a bridge to take
a picture of a small country village reflecting in the still water
below. Just before I returned to the car, a glimpse of yellow caught
my eye. Upon closer examination, I realized that it was a daffodil.
This flower was far away from any tended garden. It was holding
tenaciously to the sparse soil near a steep embankment. Around it
grew weeds. Caught in the weeds were samples of man's careless
garbage. I took a picture of the flower and headed back to the car.

Later, as I reflected on the picture, I was reminded of the
daffodil's courage and beauty. It would have been much easier for
this flower to bloom in a well-groomed garden, one that had proper
soil, and was sheltered from the harsh elements of man and nature.
Instead, it had bloomed where it was planted, bringing beauty to its
austere surroundings.

I believe God challenges us to be like this daffodil: to be content
in our surroundings, and to be so rooted and grounded in God that we
can grow and bloom in this world. Although we may be only one
individual, with God's help, we can make a difference wherever God
has planted us.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father God, help us not to fret about our position in life. Instead help us to reflect the beauty of your love
in all of life's circumstances. Thank you for hearing and answering
my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Wednesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose team