The story of 2 minister's - Author - Linda Diana Mullin

 A new minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice. The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any of the petals.

The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and ministry.

But, because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do.

Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud, without tearing it, the older preacher began to recite the following poem...

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So, I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way.

The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

If you enjoyed being reminded to "let go and let God" unfold your life... please consider sharing this poem with a friend. "Wait quietly in My Presence while My thoughts form silently in the depths of your being. Do not try to rush this process, because hurry keeps you earthbound. I am the Creator of the entire universe, I choose to make My humble home in your heart. It is there that you know me most intimately; it is where I speak to you in holy whispers. Ask MY Spirit to quiet your mind so that you can hear My still,small voice within you. I am speaking to you continually, words of Life...Peace...Love. Tune your heart to receive the messages of abundant blessing. Lay your requests before Me and wait in expectation."

With Their love peace hope and continued grace,  In Christ.

This is my prayer for you.

May the Son of God be Lord of all your ways. May He Shepherd you the length of all your days. And in your heart may He receive the praise. This is my prayer for you. Despite how simple it may sound, I pray His grace will abound and motivate everything you do and may the fullness of His love be shared through you. May His Spirit comfort you and make you strong. May He discipline you gently when you are wrong. May Jesus be Lord of all your ways and in your heart may He receive the praise. This is my prayer for you, my prayer for you.

In Christ,
Linda Diana Mullin