Day 76: Daffodils (March 17)

Last night I asked God what He wanted me to write about next and I heard one word, “Daffodils”.  I immediately looked up the meaning and symbolism of Daffodils and discovered that they symbolize rebirth and new beginnings and are associated with Lent, so they are also called “Lent Lily”.

After reading those things, I looked out the window and saw the snow that is covering our ground right now.  Our weather here in NE PA has been varied lately.  One day a couple of weeks ago was very spring-like and the very next day it snowed a great deal.  This last week we had 2 days of spring and then snow again.  It almost feels like a tug of war between Spring and Winter.

Isn’t life like that a lot?  So often we are awaiting breakthrough in one area, and all we see is a back and forth between moving forward and then suffering setbacks.  I know we’ve felt like that a lot.  We have even said, “I feel like every time we take a step forward, we have to take a step back again.”

Then I was reminded of a word God gave me last year.  I was looking out at a snow covered yard then too, and He said, “Do you see it?  Spring is beginning to happen under the ground.”  In that moment I saw the ground look like a beating heart.  I could feel that spring was stirring even though all I could see with my eyes looked like Winter.

Friend, I don’t know what season you are in, but I do know this……Spring is coming.  I don’t know what life looks like for you right now, but this is not forever.  Spring WILL come.  Seasons always change.  As long as the world spins round and round, this will remain.

Press into Abba this morning.  Let your fingers reach down deep into the dirt of your garden and feel for the heartbeat of Spring.  Look for buds of the promise to begin pushing their way through the dirt.  Now is not the time to transplant yourself to another garden.  No, you wouldn’t transplant a flower just as it’s roots are stretching down deep into the soil.  Just before it begins to burst through the dirt and show its beauty.  Now is the time to dig deep.  You were made for this moment.  You were made to grow.  To dig deep and see what your made of and what you were created to be.  Let full bloom come into your life.  You can do this! You were made for this season.  Will you embrace it?  I hear the Father pleading with you not to move mid-bloom.  He longs for you to be fully developed.  He is working.  If you ask, He will give you a glimpse of it.  You need only ask.

The grass withers, the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.  Isaiah 40:8

“All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” 1 Peter 1:24-25

Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor.  He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy He knew would be His afterwards; and now He sits in the place of honor by the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2

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