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You there, waiting for breakthrough in the bleak of winter...this post is for you. There's SO much I could say, but in short, I planted this Amaryllis several weeks before Christmas. Yes, this is my actual Amaryllis bloom from my kitchen! It is breathtaking!! Each day I've waited and watched for it's slow becoming. There were moments I thought that it would never bloom. Did I do something wrong? Did I plant it right? Were my hopes too high? I couldn't have known then that it would be after the Christmas fanfare...after everything else around stopped flashing red and green, after the lights came down and after everyone else went home. It was when no one was looking, of course... Honestly, I had just about forgotten to remember to look...and then she broke through. "With the brilliance of summer, right in the middle of winter." So here's to all you late bloomers... Not only do I say "better late than never"... I say, YOU ARE RIGHT ON TIME ❤️Jesus, not bound by time or space, thank you that You already broke through FOR us and that YOU ARE WITH US in the waiting and You use every part of the pain and the waiting and the becoming so that nothing is wasted. And thank you that when we least expect it, we break open, bright and beautiful, just like You. #amaryllis#breakthroughwillcome#rightontime#thethrillofhope#andadoubleportion
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"This may just look like a field to you, but to me it's home. This is near where I grew up in Australia, near where I went to high school, where I went to college and where I met my wife, Meg. This photo makes me recall so many memories about my life. While most of us remember only with our mind, for Jewish believers, remembering always leads to action, because whenever God remembers in the Bible, He always follows with an action.
The Hebrew word for 'remember' or 'memory' is "zakar" which means more than just bringing something to mind. To zakar is use your hands, your feet, your lips or whatever is required to bring action to a memory. Think about it ... when God "remembered Noah" he sent wind to save the inhabitants of the ark. When He remembered Rachel He "opened her womb". Even Jesus said "DO this in remembrance of me". To remember is to act.
Scholars believe God makes anywhere between 3000 and 7000 promises in the Bible … I believe if we resolved to remember these promises with action - even if all you did was recite them out loud - this action would have a profound impact on your faith."