My favorite flower has always been Lily of the Valley. Not because I like the song, I just like the way they look.
I have long thought I should rename myself Lily. Not because I particularly like the name, I just like what it makes me think.
Now why is any of this relevant? Stay with me just a few minutes- it will all be clear soon!
I long to trust wholly on God for everything- in everything. It is so easy and tempting to connive and manipulate circumstances, and yet so wrong to do it. God just asks us to come to him like children trusting his judgment, provision, timing, plans. I would never expect my children to question my motive or heart, and yet I do exactly that to God - more than I care to admit. So, I look to His Word for wisdom- ways to conquer my nagging flesh and silence my faulty thoughts. He keeps showing me so much of the same things all throughout His word. The verses in Matthew pretty much sum it all up.
Mat 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
(if you read that through, realize you read more Bible than many do in a year!)
I just want to trust Jesus.
So much changes, yet He never will. I can with absolute certainty rely, trust, rest and plan my life around that one simple yet life altering truth. He is immutable.
So, I like lilies. See, I told you you'd understand.