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Monday, October 17, 2011

my patient impatiens

Our yard is very shady with large hardwoods. So, every spring I plant impatiens because they are one of a very few flowers that bloom in the shade. They are annuals that have to be planted every year, but since they have such a long blooming season, they are worth the expense every year.
I've talked about how hot and dry our summer was and how hard it was on plants and flowers and even grass. Even though we kept everything watered, the heat kept things depressed and they would wilt anyway.
Since I planted them in early spring, they had the opportunity to get their roots deep and they hung on with all their might! A few weeks ago, our weather turned cooler...low 80's, high 70's. Now, out little "patient" impatiens are growing and blooming their little hearts out! They endured the suffering and are now enjoying the reward for their perseverance.

I bet you can see a lesson for us here. If our hearts are deeply rooted in God's word.... if we can be patient and wait on God....if we have the will to persevere....and if we have the desire to be what He has called us to be....we can endure the suffering in order to reap the reward.

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12

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  1. Very nice thought. Yep, it is a good reminder to not loose hope.
    Your flowers are just beautiful.

  2. I LOVE that verse. The Lord gave it to me when I was suffering so badly with my back right before we left for Florida to take our daughter to college. Beautiful reminder for me, thank you!!! Your flowers are so beautiful!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, I can't believe how beautiful they are doing - here in mid-October!! Just hard to imagine. Ours gave up the ghost quite awhile ago...and time for the pansies! Your pictures were so pretty!

  4. They are looking most lovely...your impatiens. My summer annuals have all been replaced by pansies now. It is nearing freezing at night.

  5. Great life lesson Miss Debbie!!


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