It’s Sunday afternoon and I am sitting on my deck and soaking in some sunshine. I hear the birds making their various mating calls. A gray cat that I don’t recognize pads across the street, unaware that the bell around his neck is alerting all of the birds of his location. There is still a lot of brown from the winter, but a definite haze of green has made its appearance in the last few days. I’m choosing to ignore the weather reports that say we will have snow on Tuesday.
A week or two ago, I wrote about the beauty of breaking through. It is a concept that I can’t get out of my mind. The constant reminder of growth all around me might have something to do with it. And, not surprisingly, I haven’t been too good about reading the signs this year. The daffodils in the sunniest part of my garden are nodding their heads at me right now. The daffodils are blooming by Easter after all!
Isn’t this how our struggles are sometimes? We wait and we ponder and we try to guess when the breakthrough is going to come. When will the freedom come? And then, one day, when we aren’t expecting it, we see that first tiny tip of a bud. And we know that growth and freedom are near.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ
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Beautiful capture of God’s creation breaking through. Spring color is peeking up and out everywhere in Virginia now, and His glory is being declared. Was it Joshua who said, not one good thing that the Lord desired to do has failed?
Thanks for your beautiful meditations and helping us to stop and observe the beauty all around us!
Thank you, Mom! Yes, His glory is definitely declared with the coming of Spring. Of course, today our Spring is covered with snow which also declares His glory! 🙂
Mmmmm! AMEN! Freedom most often sneaks up on us when we are stilling looking ahead for the breakthrough. Beautiful words my friend.
Thank you, Barbie! I’m waiting. It’ll be any minute, I am sure!
Beautiful words here Elizabeth! ♥ Often, we can’t see what’s right in front of us because of wanting something different. Thankfulness, gratitude, joy, and contentment come with an attitude of the heart, and we just need to tune out the rest of the world, tune INTO the Lord, and focus on the beauty and gifts that God has placed in our lives.
Your photography is stunning!
Blessings and love during this Holy Week as we reflect on all He has done for us! ♥
Thank you, Denise! Thank you for adding to the conversation. Your words are thought provoking and encouraging.
Happy Easter to you!
“And we know that growth and freedom are near.” Just beautiful, Elizabeth. Truly beautiful words here, and stunning photos!! Much love.
Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement! <3
Such hope, life and inspiration captured in these pics. Absolutely LOVE them!! Ah. Love them. You do good work, dear Elizabeth. #justsayin
You are so kind! #justsayintoo
I am constantly in awe of the detail, love, and beauty that God pours into His creation!
Have a wonderful week!
Great post! Beautiful photos – I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Thank you, Kathy! And thanks for hosting Home and Garden Thursday!
Hi Elizabeth! I am coming over from Twitter.
The season of blooms and growth is on us in the physical world…I pray it’s the same in my Spirit! If I stay open to the grace and movement of the Lord, I know I’ll get there. He wants me to bloom and shine for him!
My daffodils are up, and blooming too. A sure sign of spring 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting from Twitter!
I agree, I want to bloom and shine for Him, also!
Hope you are still enjoying those daffodils,
This was a terrific post, just what I needed to read today 🙂 I’m doing a little breaking through myself, and honestly it is a bit frightening.
Glad the post ministered to you. Yes, breaking through can be a bit frightening! Oh, but the rewards are wonderful!