I honestly don’t know what this flower is called but when I saw it at a friend’s home it was the most beautiful plant I had seen. Then a more amazing fact came to life. This plant is normally pure green when it is wet. As the dry months come and stay one, the plant turns begins a colour change process from green to yellow to orange to red. So the red in this picture is the dry weather colour.
I realised that this is representative of life for most of us. When is wet and we are in our element we are one colour and we are understood well by those around us. However, as life continues to happen and challenges come we change colour and often it is into colours that are not so appealing. I am no different from the next person and it is a lesson every day to walk in the assurance that God is with me and the challenges are to make me better and stronger.
So I learnt something from this beautiful plant. Even as life’s circumstances change and hence my colour could change, I need to remain beautiful and retain the countenance of the presence of Papa. I can only remain beautiful if I remain in God in the good and hard times. Papa did not promise a life without struggle but He promised to walk with me all the way every day.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ”
This means to me that regardless of what is going on around me I must find my stability in His love and the Word HE has given over my life.
Dear Papa, help me remain grounded and rooted in you regardless of the situation and circumstances. Everyday I will choose to follow you because as the days unfold I am beginning to see that Your love for me is deeper, wider, higher and greater than I ever imagined.