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Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Rose

Discontentment can hang around you like a wet woolen blanket. It feels heavy and uncomfortable. You would like to shrug it off but you are afraid of what it might feel like to not have any blanket at all.
From where  does this discontentment come? What is the root?
It comes when God's grace no longer seems sufficient for you! Pure and simple as that.
God doesn't promise us a rose garden. How many times have you heard that old line? But yet, He doesn't. Maybe, just maybe we are the roses in this garden. 
Do you bloom where you are planted? Or are you looking for another rose garden?

Scripture puts it another way, we are called the light of the world. God gives us this light and then tells us to "Let it shine."
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 NASB)
How can we be discontent and looking for a rose garden if we are letting our light shine for God?
I love this quote from the Poet Wordsworth:
If thou indeed derive thy light from Heaven,
Then, to the measure of that heaven-born light,
Shine, in thy place, and be content: --William Wordsworth

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