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The Rose

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A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher

in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for

him to do; he was inquiring of the older preacher.  The older preacher

walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told

him to open it without tearing off any petals.  The young preacher looked

in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what

a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the WILL OF

GOD for his life and for his ministry.  Because of his high respect for

the older preacher, he proceeded to Try to unfold the rose, while keeping

every petal in tact... It wasn't long before he realized how impossible it

was to do so.  Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the

rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to recite the

following poem...






It is only a tiny rosebud,

A flower of God's design;

But I cannot unfold the petals

With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers

Is not known to such as I.

GOD opens this flower so sweetly,

When in my hands they fade and die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,

This flower of God's design,

Then how can I think I have wisdom

To unfold this life of mine?

So I'll trust in Him for His leading

Each moment of every day.

I will look to him for His guidance

Each step of the pilgrim way.

The pathway that lies before me,

Only my Heavenly Father knows.

I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,

Just as He unfolds the rose.


--Author Unknown




Read and mediate on these scriptures of guidance and trust:



Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto

thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall

direct thy paths."



Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith

the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected

end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I

will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall

search for me with all your heart."



1 Peter 5:5-7 "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder.

Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility:

for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble

yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you

in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."



Isaiah 55:8-9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your

ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the

earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your




All scriptures can be found in the KJV.




I hope this message has encouraged you in many ways but mostly to know

that God will never leave you when you are depending on Him for guidance

and wisdom concerning certain situations and also for daily living.




In Christ's Service,


Dwayne Savaya

Gods Work Ministry



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