Thursday, January 21, 2016

One Bloom...

I've drawn courage from my little Christmas cactus today. I've had it for about 5 years. It bloomed the first three and last year not at all. This year it has been dying. I love this plant. The blooms are just glorious when they decide to live. There have been days in the past year I have felt like I was dying too. Physically, emotionally, and at times spiritually. I know you've probably felt that sometime too.

We took a leap of faith a year ago stepping out into our own business. I thought it was just about our livelihood but it was really all about deciding to truly trust God for all of it. I cried and protested and trembled in fear at times but He taught me to breathe and that its just one day at a time and I can fully give it all to Him. The peace I've been given through letting go has been the most powerful thing to happen in years for me. I praise Him for it!

A few days ago one little section of my Christmas cactus decided to come to life. There's one bloom. One. But, one is enough to bring joy and hope. I am so thankful for that one bloom and for the hope its glorious beauty it has given me.

There is always hope.

There is always peace to be had through Jesus.

Sometimes we have to wrestle with him through the hard, and that's OK.
Just don't stop wrestling. Just don't stop communicating with Him.

Maybe just maybe He's waiting for us to let go. 

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

How exciting! A sweet surprise in the cold winter. Hope for a heavy heart.Love you!