Friday, December 14, 2012

BLOOM =)

You Are Part of God's Perfect Plan 
by Emily Matthews
God planned the smallest detail
on the day He formed the earth,
And, just as carefully, He planned
each detail of your birth-
He knew the color of your eyes,
the texture of your hair,
The circumstances of your days,
each how and when and where.

And God has had a perfect plan
from all eternity
To touch the lives of others
through the lives of you and me-
He blesses us and fill us
with a joy beyond all measure,
For He considers each of us
a rare and priceless treasure.

God has a wonderful plan for your life- unique and as special as you-
For using the talents and gifts
you've received
as only you're able to do.
And so as you praise Him,
reflecting His goodness
and celebrate all that He's done,
May He bring fulfillment
and joy to your heart
making each day a beautiful one.
[Thanks to my loving parents for giving me this card on my birthday!]

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The blooming season overlaps the desert season ->which tends to be a difficult and confusing time because of the tension between who you've been and who you're becoming and also with other people around you, all the voices seeking to direct you. The confusion comes in when we compare ourselves with other sunflowers. That leads to pride-> thinking of yourself more highly than you ought to or false humility {low self-esteem + self-pity } -> thinking of yourself more lowly than you ought to. But our job as sunflowers is to face the Sun coz that's when each of us finds our identity and purpose (we are Sunflowers after all lol). People around you will want to guide you and they have good intentions but they don't always have the best vision. Only God sees the full picture. He sees what you're blooming into that's why it's really necessary to fix our eyes on Him and listen to His directions.

This song from Joseph, King of Dreams says it better: ♫ You've seen the damage words can do, When full of thoughtless pride, Now heed the wiser voice in you, That calls to be your guide. The flowers reaching for the sun are all uniquely blessed, But though each is special not a one is better than the rest. Bloom, bloom, may you know, The wisdom only time breeds, There's room, bloom and you'll grow, To follow where your heart leads, Bloom and may you bring, Your colors to the vast bouquet, There's room, bloom, learn one thing, Your gifts are meant to give away. =)


♫ Just keep believing, you'll see a New Season soon. You were made to BLOOM  :)


A New Season's coming! and it's here! We'll see :) "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare My praise." (Isaiah 43:19-21)

This whole blooming business is by God and for Him. For His glory! Let's praise Him even in the process! Let's wait on Him to satisfy us with His Living Water. He is so loving and so faithful to us! He is faithful to complete the good work He begun in us. Thank You God! =) I'm thankful for God's faithfulness to me in this desert season but I'm ready for it to be over lol (But He's the Potter and I'm just the clay n I'm learning patience, stillness and joy in the process lol). I'm excited for what's to come!!! We were made to BLOOM :D




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