Sunday, July 24, 2011

Surprise Seeds



Oh my! This summer has been zipping by way too quickly, and I cannot believe it's been over a month since I've posted a blog*sigh*. But I wanted to share about my "surprise seeds"---an old packet of seeds I found in May and decided to plant. Since they were old, I almost tossed the packet into the trash, but am SO glad I didn't! I planted them in an extra flower pot I had, watered them, and set them on my front steps so they'd receive lots of afternoon sun. A couple weeks later, I was thrilled to see tiny green plants peeking through the dirt. I continued to water them, and now--in late July--I'm very happy to say I have a lovely pot of bright yellow flowers! The picture above (a zinnia) is very similar to my flowers, so I'm thinking they must be in the zinnia family (I didn't save the packet they came in, but I remember the words "mixture" on the packet!). I've decided that these particular flowers have flourished in the bright sun on my front porch steps. As I thought about those words earlier today, it occurred to me that Christians can also flourish, but we "flourish in the SON"! If we strive to live the kind of life we should, and do what the Lord would have us to do, then we will surely flourish as we serve Him. So as I continue enjoying the lovely yellow flowers on my porch, I'll remember that I need to stay in the light of the Son, if I'm to truly flourish and live a fruitful life. ...as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. Psalm 103:15

6 comments:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

"Flourish in the Son" Love it! So true as well. It's also true that with the Son, seeds never get too old to prosper, just like your flower seeds proved to you.

May you enjoy their brightness!

CatMom said...

Hello Eileen! Thanks so much for stopping by (LOVE your profile pic, by the way). ~ I'm still enjoying those flowers--it's amazing, because each new "crop" of blooms seems even prettier and brighter! :) Blessings, Patti Jo

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Testing I want to see if I can leave a message since I've been having trouble!

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Yeah!! It worked I can leave a comment. My own blog will alow me to post but not to comment! Beautifully said CatMom!My aunt lived in Arizona and there was some -I want to say flowering catus - that blooms once every 50 years. I wonder how long those seeds for those plants have to wait in the soil for the sun and rain and perfect conditions to shine out their beauty???? God gives us every opportunity with His precious grace and love! Bless Him!!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'm glad you're still enjoying those flowers, the heat where I live has made mine look dismal.

I'm also glad you found one of my last weeks posts helpful. I needed it write that back then and need to reread it often to get things into perspective. I sure hope you find peace in all that is coming your way, too!!!

CatMom said...

Thanks for stopping by Susan! I'm so glad you were able to leave a post--it's frustrating when Blogger isn't cooperating.~ And thank you for your comment (WOW! That's amazing about that cactus--I'd never heard of that!). ~ Eileen, you're so sweet (as you see I'm not doing well posting a new blog very often*sigh*). I DO appreciate both of you precious ladies! Hugs, Patti Jo :)