Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt


It doesn’t matter when you bloom!

posted by mpratt

Christmas Cactus 3 6 2014Feeling like life is passing you by because you’re limited by illness and pain? Do you believe you’re too old to try something new, achieve a dream, or simply shine brightly as a beloved child of God because your health is bringing you down? I offer this little plant as inspiration: It’s a Christmas cactus in March, perched on a small bottom shelf out of any direct sunlight – and it’s full of buds!

Yes, my Christmas cactus is preparing to bloom – in Spring!

No matter if its timing is off, and apparently it doesn’t care if it’s not getting all the right sun and placement in order to bloom. In a couple of weeks, it will be full of beautiful, red blossoms anyway. And isn’t that encouraging for each of us?

No matter our age, what we suffer from, or how low we feel. No matter if we don’t have all the right conditions to feel like we can bloom. All of this cannot stand up to what God wants for us and how he wants us to shine anyway, bloom anyway – and show the world how wonderful He is all the time.

I wouldn’t think of moving my Christmas cactus or changing how I care for it. It’s doing just fine, even more than fine.

So, it doesn’t matter when you bloom, so long as you let God work and bring those blossoms out!

Blessings for the day,

Maureen



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