We had just finished the final touches of new paint, new carpet, and an in-ground swimming pool with tropical plants. We loved our community. We loved our church. Nothing in us wanted to move. Yet...something compelled us to put it on the market.
After getting the kids off to school, I decided to get yellow flowers from the local grocery store. I read the night before that YELLOW flowers invoked buying signals and determined that as we interviewed real estate agents I would put a bouquet out. As I perused through the store, looking for the yellow beauties, I silently prayed. "Father, these are big decisions...I need to know this is what you want...please confirm we are on the right path."
I left the store with a concession of mixed flowers...frustrated they didn't have a yellow bouquet.
Later that morning a delivery truck arrived. I opened the package to a beautiful bouquet of YELLOW flowers.
Wow...my husband is so thoughtful...I can't believe he took the time in his extremely busy day to send such a thoughtful gift. I thought.
Greg knew how torn I felt, wondering if we should or shouldn't sell our home. When we read the list of things to do "to sell your home"...YELLOW flowers stood out...such a strange simplicity it caught both of our attention.
But as I read the note, I realized a greater love compelled the purchase...The note read...
You Were In My Waking
Thoughts.As I prayed, The
Line "Remember the Lilies Of
The Fields" From Amy Grant's
Song" Jehovah" Came To Mind.
I Was Supposed To Send You
Lilies, Specifically Yellow.
Google The Song Amy =)
Though my dear friend Amy actually purchased and sent the gift, I recognized God's amazing love and confirmation. He knew the importance I placed on the yellow flowers and sent his confirmation to my quandary through an amazing bouquet of YELLOW lilies.
Friend, I share this story, simply to remind you OUR GOD IS BIG. HE IS ALWAYS NEAR. HE IS ALWAYS WORKING ON OUR BEHALF.
So, today, as you wrestle through your own unique circumstances and challenges...
"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you..." (Luke 12:27-28, NIV)