Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bloom Where Your Planted~






Bloom Wherever God Plants You

A few years ago, a tiny sunflower bloomed in among corn stalks, grass clippings, and weeds I had heaped in an unsightly pile behind my garage. Soon, a larger sunflower and several gladiolas grew up from discarded seeds and bulbs I had considered too small to amount to anything.
What a wonderful example for Christians to bloom wherever God plants them! Too many excuse themselves from serving God by saying, "If only...
"I had a better-paying job," I had a kinder husband," "My wife was more loving," "My kids behaved better," "Our church had a better pastor," "I had more education."
What it the discarded seeds on the trash heap felt that way? If only....
"I had been planted in a weed-free garden," "I had been planted where everyone could see my beauty."
"I refuse to grow in this pile of discards from last year's garden."
The truth of the matter is that the flowers are brighter and more noticeable when contrasted with the dull, decaying refuse. The Bible says, "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
A light shines brightest in darkness. Someone whose life is dark with sin needs to see the beauty of Jesus in you.

My pastor recently preached about Blooming where you are. My prayer is to do just that. I hope that God will use me wherever I am to help someone. Thank you to all my faithful blogger friends. I have not posted in a long time. My mind has been busy for sure and yes, the Face book bug has bitten me. I try to keep that to a minimum. I hope you all are well and happy. Life is good here at the Peeler house. Holly passed all her midterms and is adjusting well to college life. Katie is studying hard and enjoying youth activities at church. Wade is working hard and I am always busy doing something. God never ceases to amaze me with His boundless love. He supplies me with so much Grace I just have to share some with you. For every trial, I have had God hands me a Blessing! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful handy work of God all around you this time of year. These pictures are from my gardens. Love to all. Lisa

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deut 31:6

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yay your back!!! I am so happy!!! We have missed you in blog land!! I will certainly remember these in my prayers and what beautiful flower pictures you posted!! Have a great night and welcome back!!
Jennifer

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Awesome post. It was quite convicting and a great reminder to stop putting things off until...

P.S. Love your background music too.

Patti said...

Its nice to see you posting on your blog again! Ive been blogging more!

Anna Friend said...

Lisa, wow! A wonderful post and so visual. You have blessed my day. I will close and lift up your requests. Lord, knows no matter what stresses surround us we are not to give up, but thrive. His beauty...His glory is all that matters. We need to represent Him well. Excellent post. Welcome back to blogging.

HOPE said...

How encouraging you are Lisa, Thank you for your sweet comment.

I will need to read this over when I have time...this is the theme I chose for our Spring Ladies Luncheon 2010.

God bless your days ahead with peace and blessings..
HOPE

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so glad to see you blogging once again. It is a wonderful blessing.

I loved your post!! I hope that I bloom where ever God plants me today and forever. Thank you for the post. I know God meant me to see it.

Praying for all your prayer requests. May God answer according to HIs will. Take care my friend. and Keep blogging, you are blooming. connie

Theresa's Notes said...

Just letting you know I'm blogging again.

Thank you, Theresa

P.S my blog is no longer private

Kristi said...

Love this post, Lisa! And those little girls are so precious in that picture. Where does the time go?

~Kristi

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING and to thank you for being such a good friend and blessing to me this past year. love you. connie