Trust, Faith, And Perseverance

When Madison returned to Denmark in May, she left her beautiful little orchid behind. She asked Flynn to please take care of it for her. Although Flynn had never cared for a plant before...perhaps because Mommy has no ability to keep one alive...she agreed in a heartbeat. And so Madison left her very special orchid in her little sister's hands.

Madison placed her trust in Flynn to care for and nurture her little flower. As for Flynn, she continued to demonstrate an admirable amount of faith and perseverance. She had faith that even though she had no idea how to care for the little plant, she could do her very best by following the directions Madison gave her. And Flynn most certainly demonstrated perseverance as she waited for some sign that her faith and hard work would come to fruition. She continued to water and watch and wait until one day, a tiny bud appeared. Then finally, the beautiful white flower bloomed. The joy and excitement in her little voice as she told Madison all about it is something I will remember forever.

I could take a lesson from these two young people. What if I tried harder to stop analyzing and worrying and instead, trusted that the God who cares for me will either protect me from my the things I worry about or help me through whatever it is I fear? What if I had more faith and perseverance in my prayer life? I think I would find that I too would be filled with joy. And that the anxious pieces of my soul would be replaced with peace.





19 comments:

  1. What a sweet story. I know Flynn has to be proud of that little flower!

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  2. The connection between the two sisters is precious....and the flower is as beautiful as they both are.

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  3. And a little child shall lead them....

    Beautiful post, Billie Jo!!!

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  4. Way to go Flynn!! That takes great skill and patience, I myself have never kept an orchid alive so you should be very proud of yourself. And Billie Jo that is a phenomenal life lesson to takeaway.

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  5. Great post Billie Jo I love your analogy. I don't do live plants either I'm proud and impressed at Flynn's determination and faith. What a sweet sister she is.

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  6. Beautifully stated, Friend. :)

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  7. Way to go, Flynn! I wish I had a green thumb but I don’t!

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  8. What a sweet story. I love your family. ❤️

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  9. Now that is love! Great job Flynn, your Sister will be SO proud of your efforts:) Beautiful bloom! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. This is a BEAUTIFUL post! I definitely trusted Flynn and am so glad the orchid bloomed again. She is the sweetest little person. :)

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

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  11. Such a sweet and precious posting. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  12. Thank you for the timely reminder of where my focus should be.

    Sallie

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  13. So sweet and what a beautiful flower!! Way to go Flynn!

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  14. beautiful post, Billie Jo. How sweet that Flynn took her responsibility so seriously. And how nice that you can see the lesson in this. Trusting God is so hard sometimes. It helps to put a name on the fear and realize it's the devil making you feel this way. A friend told me this once and it changed the way I look at things and they way I feel about things.
    Catch a hug, my dear friend.

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  15. I love this and I needed it today. I too, will take a lesson from Madison & Flynn. It's all about changing perspective and never losing faith. A good reminder for everyone ♥♥♥ (also the flower is absolutely beautiful! : )

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  16. Such a lovely truth filled post (lesson). Thanks for sharing.

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  17. We can garner such wisdom from the natural way the young do things sometimes. God bless you friend, sorry I've not been around much lately. The longevity of treatments is wearing on me.

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