Tuesday, June 06, 2006

someone plants, someone waters, God makes things grow ...

it has been such fun to see what the flower beds are bringing forth! i went a little snap-happy this afternoon ... thought i'd share the beauties i'm enjoying!


my contribution to these blooms has been to weed the flower beds ....

then water as needed ...

and enjoy to my heart's content!

the flowers here at our rental place remind me of this passage:
"So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building."
1 Corinthians 3:7-9 ...

when i look at the delightful flowers blooming all around this place ... i will remember that we each have a unique task to do ... we are all connected to one another ... and it is God that "makes things grow" ...

14 comments:

Jammie J. said...

Very, very pretty. Don't you just love this time of year when everything comes back to life?

daisymarie said...

Beautiful! I walked home from worship team practice and came by our honeysuckle bush...it was a purely divine moment...reminded me of the thank offering that was a sweet savor to God...that's how I want to be!

Mrs. Diamond said...

wow those are absolutely lovely!

Michael said...

So lovely!

Take Care
Michael

Elizabeth said...

Lovely...so glad you get to enjoy them this year!! You are so right about our place in life too...seems most often we are simply the planters or waterers...rarely the reapers. But it is so nice our GOD places equal value on them all!!

Saija said...

jeanette ... yes i love the sights & smells of spring - plus, hope springs eternal at this time of year!

tina ... the flowers are beautiful and beyond compare - and they just "are" ... they wait to be watered, they lounge in the sunshine - makes me smile how simple life can be!

mrsd ... the lady who planted them had a green thumb and everyone talked about her yard of flowers - of course it is a sparse yard of flowers now! but i'm enjoying what is here!

michael ... :o) ... and each one is unique!

elizabeth ... isn't it a blessing to just BE a part in the body of Christ? whatever task He gives us, is worth an equal value in His eyes to someone elses ... just to be faithful, is what i tell myself to strive for ...

Fred said...

They're beautiful. That's a good thing about Florida, I can keep color in my flowerbeds all year.

Saija said...

fred ... yes, our winters do get kind of dreary with just the white on the ground for 4-5 months ... the flowers are doubly enjoyed now!!!

Broken Bear said...

Hey Saija. Someone hacked my blog so I had to delete it. I will create a new one and give you the address.

Rick.

Saija said...

rick ... sheesh! what a thing to do ... yes, please let me know ... i want to keep up with your move and how you are doing health wise ... sheesh, again! :o( (you can always e-mail me at the yahoo address found in my profile)

Badoozie said...

ahhhh, your so blessed to have such nice flowers already there for you to enjoy! great pictures too.

Saija said...

susie ... when i get discouraged that our place to buy hasn't materialized yet - i guess i should just count the blessings that this rental is providing ... :o)

jettybetty said...

Gorgeous!

Saija said...

JB ... and now we have this nesting bird under the cover of the patio deck - i will try to take a pic ... though i don't want to disturb it!