Monday, June 11, 2012


When I was reading scripture today I stumbled upon this scripture:  Habakkuk 3:17-19 NLT
"Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord!  I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!  The Sovereign Lord is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights." 

Then I went to this plant and took a picture.  Why would I take a picture of this plant with blossoms when this verse talks about no blossoms?  Because I choose to believe in HOPE and rejoice in the Lord! 

Crown of Thorns (plant)

This Plant is called a crown of thorns and when I looked at this while taking this picture, so many things started running through my head. 
*  This plant is leaning, sometimes in my christian walk I really have to lean on Him.
*  This plant is dirty with dust, sometimes in my walk I look dirty with sin.  But he is right there to clean me up and forgive me.
*  This plant has beautiful blooms, God tells me I'm beautiful in his eyes.
*  This plant is planted in a pot of HOPE.  God gives me that hope when I'm planted in his word.
*  This plant has thorns that hurt when touched, sometime in this walk there are thorns that hurt but we have to remember that Jesus wore those thorns so we can too.
This plant is one of very few indoor plants that I have ever kept alive.  This gives me hope that no matter how much I have to lean on Him, how dirty I get, or how hard the thorns of life hurt He is right there for me.  He will forgive me, continue to give me hope and continue to tell me I am beautiful in his eyes.  I am so thankful that he wore those crown of thorns so many years ago and took on my sins so that I could have hope and be joyful in the God of my salvation!

How are you doing in life?  Are you blooming?  If so keep on doing what you are doing.  Do you feel empty and barren?  If so you need to really consider to LEAN on HIM and ask him to give you HOPE.  He is my strength and I don't know where I would be today if I didn't have him to lean on in some really sharp thorns throughout my life. 

Leaning on HIM,

Climb that "thang!"

I wrote this post back in January of 2007  and I still have those pesky bugs and the enemy is still trying to rob me of my joy on a weekly ...