Thursday, March 28, 2013

Trash to Treasure

What a week it has been! I won't even go into the dramatic details here.

But things are smoother now and I am content.

As I was on the way, zooming out the door. I was about to grab the flowers (above) I had purchased last week and throw them in the trash. A few had started to wilt, and I was looking to fill up a trash bag.

As I reached for them, I had another of those moments where it felt like God stopped me. Or maybe better than that, he directed my vision.

There on the tip of the stamen (I think) of one perfect flower was a tiny droplet of water. It was so pretty. Then, I looked closer and I saw about 6 other blooms, with tiny droplets just clinging on. WOW! Nature has constantly reminded me of God in the last few years. And today it was just amazing. These flowers are still living. Still functioning as a flower should. And look at me, trying to throw them out! Ain't that just a life lesson right there:)

It brought to mind the latter part of Matthew chapter 6.

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

YEP God. I hear you. Here I was, getting emotional and full of worry. AGAIN! And there you go, giving me an example of your creation and care in nature. Reminding me yet again, and in a way full of beauty and gentleness, that I need to take a deep breathe and trust in you. These trash to treasure times revive me. There is a better life waiting on me. But it won't be forced, and it is not loud and bold. But it is faithful, and honest, and true. As it says in Deuteronomy...."choose life".

 I feel back on track! And ready to count down to a big birthday:) As always, Thank You for coming over and reading my thoughts. I don't ever get a ton of comments, but I write what encourages me, so maybe it might be an encouragement to you:) You just never know.

PS- Here is the whole passage from Deuteronomy chapter simply inspiring.

18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”


Christan Bennett said...

This did encourage me Sabrina. I needed that reminder myself. I tend to worry a lot, about everything, even if it's not my direct problem. I'm trying to work on it and learn to trust more.

Sabrina said...

We are some worrying women;) It is hard to trust consistently. But I hope to keep growing!! I love you Chrissy and hope to see you soon!