7 thoughts on “Be Patient with yourself…

  1. These pictures are a beautiful illustration of “Be Patient with yourself” and Psalm 30:5!

    Looking at the evolving bloom reminded me of something Sara wrote in a previous blog, “It shows signs of growing in rhythms as nature’s pace.”

    To me the first picture expresses anticipation; the second, hope; and the third, joy.

    Though the full, beautiful sunflower is the long-awaited perfect beauty we wait for, each stage is necessary and also just right for it’s season. Even after the beautiful bloom has faded and dried, the birds think it is beautiful and find their food.

    1. Isn’t God more than amazing. When we pause to take notice of what seems so simple until we realize we can’t even begin to know the almighty power it takes to create a seed for anything that has life. And, when “eternal life” shows signs of growing in rhythms at nature’s pace thoughts are so high it makes me think is man able to get to mars? Maybe so some day. Yet, heaven is promised and many refuse.

  2. Hey All, this is Tammy Holton, I’m having trouble posting but We overcome! “Looking at the beautiful progression of the sunflower 🌻🐝 above, causes one to have joy and hope. 🥰 Read with me some Scriptures and footnotes that brings hope to “those who love Him”……1 Corinthians 2: 8-9 (NLT) “But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord. That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.’ Footnotes….”Jesus was misunderstood and rejected by those whom the world considered wise and great. He was put to death by the rulers in Palestine – the high priest, King Herod, Pilate, and the Pharisees and Sadducees. Jesus’ rejection by these rulers had been predicted in Isaiah 53:3 and Zechariah 12: 10,11. We cannot imagine all that God has in store for us, both in this life and for eternity. He will create a new heaven and a new earth (Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:1), and we will live with Him forever. Until then, His Holy Spirit comforts and guides us. Knowing the wonderful and eternal future that awaits us gives us hope and courage to press on in this life, to endure hardship, and to avoid giving in to temptation. This world is not all there is. The best is yet to come.” 🙏✝️.

  3. Thanks for sharing this post of Tammy’s. Those scriptures and footnotes really do “bring hope”, Tammy!

    “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined “…. And Rev 21:1 “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,”. Then what Sara said, “we realize we can’t even begin to know the almighty power it takes to create a seed for anything that has life.“

    I think with these sunflower pictures we get a glimpse of how effortlessly God can have the old earth just pass away …like the seed that breaks apart to germinate and then passes away; or the sunflower bud that one day is a tight ball and then days later that stage has passed away and we see a full glorious bloom.

    So encouraging to know, “The best is yet to come.”

    1. Dosent this promise scripture just turn your face to face The Son (the sunflowers face the sun). Awee and while He has your full attention gaze upon His Glory, His Power, His Love, His Mercy, His Grace and those eternal promises Tammy and Debi reminds us of.

      “…the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.“
      —Philippians 1:6 (CEB)

  4. ““…the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.“
    —Philippians 1:6 (CEB)”

    Dosent this promise scripture just turn your face to face The Son (the sunflowers face the sun)”.

    Yes, it really does. Combining the thought of this promise with looking at those sunflowers develop is really encouraging.

    And I thought of Hebrews 12:2…when once we turn to look, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,”

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