Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WFW: Singing Flowers


"What if...?"


"What if...?"


"What if...?"

Matthew 6:28-34 (KJV) "And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?" 

"Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself..."


God surprised Bear a couple weeks ago with this whole field filled with flowers and butterflies, just across the path that runs by the Den, to remind her of this at a time when she's feeling like a "Bear of little faith". She can see them every morning right now, when she opens the Den's shades to the sunrise.

(Even with all these pictures, there are still large parts of the field left hidden... so many flowers, Bear couldn't even fit them all into the camera's viewfinder at the same time.)

Yet her "flesh" tends to remain hard to convince. Her mind seems to constantly love to run after all the "what ifs"...

What if this computer problem turns out to be the hard drive and can't be fixed? Even a cheap computer would be 350 bucks, at least...

What if one of the Den's income sources, which has dried up recently, ends completely, long term? How would Bear make ends meet then?

What if the ominous new sound the Bearmobile is making lately is a major engine problem? After all it IS nineteen years old...

What if the computer error at Bear's insurance company that arbitrarily canceled Bear's dental insurance doesn't get corrected? (And why the glitch NOW, just when she desperately needs several of her teeth fixed?)

What if...?

What if...?

What if...?

Maybe that's why God gave Bear a whole field of flowers to gaze upon this year. No matter how many "what ifs" plague the Bear, there's a whole bouquet of flowers for each one, in plain view, seeming to be singing...

"And all these things shall be added unto you..."

"Hallelu, Halleluia!"
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Word Filled Wednesday is now hosted weekly at Internet Cafe Devotions, and the beginning of the list of links to entries is usually posted by Wednesday morning, with more links added throughout the day. This week's list is posted Here. So be sure and drop by, to find the whole selection of entries by Christian writers, and/or to add a link of your own and join in the fun! We all welcome comments and discussion! Bear is also joining in the Seven Clown Circus loop this week, and likely in future weeks as well. It's not Christian focused -- goal is to post photo(s) and commentary.




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16 comments:

Denise said...

Praise God, this was really nice.

partialemptynester said...

What fun to look out and see a whole field of flowers from God! Love your perspective :)

Debbie said...

There are so many 'what ifs' and believe me, I can identify. The Matthew verse is powerful and true. Love the photos of the beautiful flowers.

Blessings,
Debbie

lori said...

Such creative fun!

What a lesson for Bear and for us!

peace!
lori

GlowinGirl said...

Isn't it just like God to encourage us in unexpected ways? How beautiful of Him! Praying that you continue to feel His love and care for you!

Karen said...

Awww...this is an awesome reminder, Bear! I struggle with the "what if's", too...

Mary said...

The field of flowers is beautiful! All creation sings praises! I think to remind us that God is there with us and He is our provider and He'll take care of us in every situation. Great post. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings on your day.

Karen said...

First things first: His kingdom and His righteousness. Amen

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

those what ifs can get the best of us, can't they?! Thanks for the encouragement to remember to look at the field of flowers when we feel the "what ifs" in our mind.

Amydeanne said...

fun lesson! happy WFW

Missie said...

What if is so hard not to do! thanks for your words!

Laurie said...

I love how God used this beautiful field to remind us that He will take care of the "What ifs?" Thank you for this reminder today!

Blessings,
Laurie

Brian the old man said...

I love the photos and the sentiment. I know I have had many difficult times and God has always been there to pull me through. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Lovely flowers ~ Thank God we can cast our cares on Him, for He cares for us. Blessings ~

whidbey woman said...

Love this! Thanks...

LauraLee Shaw said...

Amen!!!

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