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Hello my brothers and sisters in the Lord, i got this beautiful message via e-mail, it speak to my heart, and blessed me so much, I believe it will bless you too as you read it.
May the Lord unfold the petals of your life beautifully.
Remain blessed.
Your sister in HIM.

Opening the Rose

A young, new graduate from Bible college was walking with an
older, more seasoned pastor in the garden one day, and feeling
a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he began inquiring
of the older pastor. The pastor walked up to a rosebush and handed
the young man a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off
any petals.

The new graduate looked in disbelief at the pastor 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 pastor, he proceeded to TRY to
unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact...It wasn't long before
he realized how impossible it was to do so.

Noticing the young man's inability to unfold the rosebud while
keeping it intact, the pastor 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.

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you
know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” _1 Corinthians 15:58

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Comment by denysevalentine on April 24, 2016 at 10:48am

That is a beautiful poem

Comment by jackline musyimi M. on March 3, 2012 at 8:42am


Comment by jackline musyimi M. on December 1, 2011 at 11:33pm

im changed

Comment by EDWINJEYARAJ on October 31, 2011 at 11:56am
Goodness and mercy will pursue you all the days of your life. That’s what the word “follow” literally means in Psalm 23:6—to pursue.
Comment by Sunn G on November 3, 2010 at 8:56pm
Comment by suzan wambui on November 1, 2010 at 12:08am
thank you very much the message has realy touched me i feel very inadequate at times and knowin that all i need is to give myself fully and be his vesal thank you God
Comment by The pilgrim on August 20, 2010 at 11:52am
My dear sister Carla, I'm glad God you heard HIM in this post, ..... no you are not selfish, He did spoke just for you, as a loving Abba, He loves to talk His kids individually, thank you dear sister for this post it bless me.
May you hear His sweet voice always.
May the Lord bless you and yours abundantly.
Have a blessed weekend, your sister.
Comment by Carla on August 20, 2010 at 7:51am
Dear Pilgrim,

Thank you so much for posting this.. I feel like it was just for me (how selfish of me) ;-)

God and I have a special thing with roses... This was a reminder to me...

Blessings to you and Love in Christ, Carla
Comment by Christine Joe. on July 29, 2010 at 4:35pm
Amen and amen..this is such a good inspiration , totally loved it :)
Comment by The pilgrim on July 28, 2010 at 11:37pm
Thank you dear sister Linda for the comment.....
Have a blessed day/night.
Your sis.

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