I've decided to bloom where I am planted which is no small task when you consider my garden is breast cancer. but this is from God as surely as all the bright shiny obvious blessings are from him too. What does blooming entail? Plenty of watering for sure. Being washed in the word daily. Letting the dirt and crude that holds you down run off and disappear into the earth. Drinking lavishly of the Lord's goodness and mercy and feeling the cool refreshment of his love deep down. Then, of course, turning my head towards the son, basking in his love as a sunflower turns towards the source of true light. You don't see sunflowers fooled by any old florescent lightbulb do you? Nope only the real thing will do. Then we need rich soil where your roots can spread out and stretch down real deep. Roots that were there long before the wind blew but which grow stronger every minute it continues --much more than if the roots were never tested. That's all it takes really--no complicated formula . We make it so very hard. I'm not sure why really. Maybe so when we fail we have some excuse, something to blame when we don't bloom. Something other than ourselves-- because it was all too difficult it was bound to fail, right? The thing is that it was never up to us. You don't see a flower walking around with a guilt complex. A flower doesn't chose the garden, make it rain, or blow the wind. She just blooms where she is planted and basks in the sun.
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.