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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello friends~ Thank you for stopping by for my Spiritual Sundays post. Once again I thank Ginger and Charlotte for hosting. Please click on the link to go visit them and all the other participants.

My post today will be short and sweet because I have been under the weather all week.
I will likely be slow in getting around to my visits, depending on how I'm feeling, so please be patient with me!

This is one of my hubby's favourite scripture verses. "......He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

When we become born again, God's Spirit comes to reside within us and we become His child.

He begins to change our hearts by planting us in His garden. He tends to us in that garden by pruning us and watering us with His Word. He is always with us because He is the Gardener, and He promises never to leave us.

In the beginning, we are like a tiny rosebud with our petals folded tightly together. But in time, with the care only the Gardener can give us, we open up into a beautiful full blown rose.
Once we are in full bloom, we ought to leave a sweet fragrance wherever we go. It is this sweet fragrance which brings glory to Him.

It is God's desire to make all things beautiful, and that includes you and me!
Note: Please join me on Tuesday for Tea Time Tuesday.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. That was beautiful Sandi,
    I came to visit cause I LOVE that Red Rock Church in Sedona!!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday and spiritual Sunday to you!
    Sparkly hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  2. You are really speaking to this gardeners heart. How I long to be a sweet fragrance to the Father. I pray you are feeling better soon. Blessings, Patty

  3. Sandy - your post may have been short, but you packed a powerful message within it. And the rose picture is beautiful!

    Sorry to hear you have been feeling under the weather and I hope you feel better soon.


  4. Thank you Sandi ~your post is uplifting, just what I needed today~`Get well real soon, and thanks for sharing your words with us. The yellow rose is gorgeous.
    marian elizabeth

  5. What a beautiful thought, and your background is so pretty. Thank you for your kind words on my post.

  6. Hoping you feel better with each new day....

    Have a blessed weekend

  7. This is beautiful! Sandi I hope that your feeling better soon. I Will say a prayer for you. I will be slow at getting around also this week as we will have 3 little ones running around :)
    God Bless,

  8. Oh, yes - that is my favorite verse, too! The Lord gave it to me right after I was saved 33 years ago. Your words share a beautiful picture of how God is our Gardener and we are the growing rose, someday to be complete, when our Saviour returns for us.

    I hope you will be feeling better soon, Sandi.
    Blessings to you,

  9. Beautiful post, Sandi. Hope you feel better real soon. Thank you for sharing with us even though you didn't really feel like doing it.
    Hugs & Blessings,

  10. That is so beautiful. Thank you, Dear. I'm praying you will be well soon. Blessings ~

  11. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well ~ you are in my prayers.
    The picture of this rose is so beautiful~ along with the post. God bless.

  12. It is short and it is sweet! I'm sorry you are not feeling well. Your Hubby's favorite verse is a good one. Your insight into that verse is excellent and the rose is beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to post this even while you are feeling bad. Get well soon.

  13. Beautiful analogy! I'm so glad that He is faithful and we can be sure that He will complete what He has begun. Great post!

  14. Hello, Sandi,
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful scripture and your beautiful thoughts that accompany it. I will link to you for Tea Things Tuesday as well if that is okay. Have a lovely Sunday! Vicki

  15. Praying you're feeling better now sister Sandi. Beautiful reminder here today. We can't bloom if we don't allow the Gardener to do the necessary pruning. I'm glad that the Gardener constantly is working in me. Take care and God bless.

  16. A very beautiful post! The picture and verse are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    I hope you are feeling better soon. Have a blessed Sunday.

  17. Philippians 1:6 has been my Life Verse for some 50 plus years now!!! Love that verse and it is so true. It is ALL His work all He wants from us is willingness.

  18. This was such a good post and a wonderful anology. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I will pray you are up and back to your usual self quickly. Have a wonderful Sunday. BLESSINGS AND HUGS...

  19. There is nothing like the fragrance of a beautiful rose and likewise there is nothing like the fragrance of a beautiful Christian. What a lovely post!

    Elaine :)

  20. Sandi,
    Thank you so much for sharing this. I hope you are feeling better soon. I am praying for you!

  21. Thank you, Sandi. Once as a teen my mom put a vase with a yellow rose bud on my dresser when I was going through a difficult time.

    God spoke to me through it about all that I had to look forward to in my life. My life was just beginning to unfold like the rose.

    You brought back a memory.


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