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Rosebud

A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned
preacher in the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure about what
God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some
advice.

The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young
preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any
petals. The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older
preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly
have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and
ministry.

Because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to
try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact. It wasnt
long before he realized how impossible this was to do. Noticing the
younger preachers inability to unfold the rosebud without tearing it,
the older preacher began to recite the following poem.

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of Gods design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Isnt known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so sweetly,
While in my hands it would die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of Gods design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So Ill trust in Him for leading me
Every moment of my day.
I will look to him for His guidance
Each step along the way.

For the path that lies before me,
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
Ill trust Him to unfold each moment,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

Please share this poem with those you care about if you enjoyed
being reminded to let go and let God unfold your life.

Many of us wonder about our lives and where our lives are going.
Read this and think. It will help when thinking about direction
in our lives

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

 


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