This flower is kind of scraggly. It dwells as a beacon of beauty surrounded by not-so-beautiful things. And yet there is a sort of beauty and serenity in this setting too.
From The Heart of Abba Today
As you come to Me and continue to come, you will find REST for your soul.
Your heart will find a place of peace.
The turmoil of the outer world will no longer impact your inner world or your outer world.
There is great freedom and great peace in realizing how little control you actually have.
You DO have control, one choice at a time, over your thought life.
Your internal thought life has great impact on your external choices.
The world is not as you would like it to be.
Chaff if being shaken and blown away.
Look to Me.
I am the Source of Life.
I am Hope, and Joy, and Peace, and Love.
And YOU are MY Beloved.
Verses to ponder:
Deut 33:12 Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of the LORD dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.”
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Psalm 39:7 And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
Psalm 119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
At that time Jesus declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight.
All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.
Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”