Saturday, March 11, 2017

Snow On The Forsythias

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."

Isaiah 55:8-11

I woke up this morning to snow on the forsythias.

A beautiful falling of it as I write!

This, my friends, is our first real snow to see of the season!  March 11th-the day before Daylight Savings-- and we finally are getting a beautiful snow.

I love snow, and I've been hoping for months to wake up to a blanket.  Christmas came and went without so much as cold weather, January...nothing. February (usually our coldest month) was warm!  Week after week would go by without any of the wintry precipitation, so I thought maybe next winter.

Of course, I usually think of snow before the flowers begin to bloom. 

But there is something about this snow this morning that reminds me of the character of God....

God's timing is always perfect. 

He is never late.

Are you praying for something? 

Trusting in the Lord completely or even desperately? 

Crying out to Him in your time of need? 

Just when the bloom is about to burst open and you might think, "That season must be past. It's too late now."  the Lord may surprise you with His sovereign hand and turn things around.  He sees and knows all, and most of the time His answer will come when He will get the most glory and when it's the very best for us.  

That's such a good place to rest in!

Hope against all hope!!!  (Hope in the Lord, only. Not in your own strength.)

I've seen God move in my own life before after some may have given up or think it's too late, it wasn't.... He waited for the perfect time. 

So press in!  Press into seeking Him more than seeking your answer!

So with my dark roast coffee in hand, instrumental music on in the house, fireplace roaring, and this whole Saturday looking more like a beautiful snow globe than I had imagined I'm enjoying every moment.  Yes, I miss the 75 degree days, but this may have been the forced day of "rest" we needed amongst a winter bleak of snow days and before the busyness spring can bring! 

I think I'm about to make some pancakes and hot chocolate for the kids since it's a special day.

It's a snow day and although it's on the golden forsythias, in my heart it's right on time!


krishna said...

So beautiful picture of snow.. have great weekend..

Kathy said...

This spoke to my heart. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your snow days.

Unknown said...

I so needed to be reminded of this verse today. His ways are not our ways-I used to have such negative thoughts of that verse, but over they years of my trial, I have learned His ways are so much better, even if they're the more difficult way for a season. For we know that God works all things together for the good for those who love Him. Yes, I am waiting on a big promise from Him. This post was encouraging. I have enjoyed your last few posts. Thank you, Leslie!

Unknown said...

Awww - what a GREAT post! God is faithful. His plan is not our plan. Amen. It is cold here (NC) but didn't snow where I live - and I'm ready for spring - BUT - your post made me realize - there is so much to be thankful for right here, right now. Thanks for the uplift! :) w