Monday, February 9, 2009

Looking Out My Window

I had no intentions of posting today. There are many things on my 'to do' list but this bush keeps calling me from my kitchen window. "Take a picture of this" is what I heard in the nudge. So I have turned aside from my 'to do' tasks and paid attention to the prompting. These pictures are for some visitor on the B log. Here is what I see.

In the entire bush, these two flowers are sent to be an early sign of what's to come. Not everyone will see the signs, but they are visible for those who pay attention.

Before this bush comes into full bloom there were dead branches that needed to be removed. If left on the bush, they would distract from its beauty. A green thorny vine was also choking some of the branches. At first glance, it almost looked like part of the plant. Don't be fooled by appearances. There is one true vine and many imitations.

Beauty, unseen by many, is all around you. God wants to add MORE color in His branches. He wants to be noticed in your life. Jesus said in John 15:4 "Remain in Me and I will remain in you." Others are looking out their window. You are the branch they see.

B His Girl


  1. Love it when God gives us visuals, don't you? Amen!

  2. Thanks Beth for the beautiful pictures, It is awesome when we see things so differently because we see them through God's eyes.

  3. Last week I mentioned in a post the brown, dead leaf that one of my students picked out of my hair.
    Yesterday after church as I walked alone on the path from our sanctuary to my car, I was looking down and saw a yellowish/green leaf (not as dead looking as the first). Because it was quite a distance from the trees on the property and the only one I saw around me, I picked it up. I brought it home and put it on my desk. I just thought it odd after the leaf in my hair last week.
    Thanks for listening to the "nudge."

  4. I like that; "not everyone will see the signs". I agree some people just aren't looking. Our azaleas are about ready to pop. They are going to be spectacular this year. I grew up in Florida and the Azaleas just aren't as pretty there as they are here. Come on spring. Way to go God.

  5. I have God bumps B
    This was for me...

  6. I love the small signs of what's to come :) happy pruning!

  7. Beauty is seen in YOU through your pictures and words. God's heart!

  8. I don't know how I missed this post but I sure do love it.

    "Others are looking out their window. You are the branch they see." This fits with what I just posted about.