Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Lesson from the Moonwort

Dear Friends,

I'd like to share with you a special experience that I had just yesterday. Feeling completely overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of life at the present, I wandered outside to counsel with the Lord.

I happened by my moonwort plant (Or am I hers? I'm never quite sure!), and sat by her on our sandy path.

Plucking a few stems to savor the pungent aroma, I began making circles in the sand with a stick.


A tiny beetle happened to be crossing the path, and I placed a few grains of sand on it to see what it would do.


It began to struggle to get out, but was unable. I then rescued it with my stick and it went on its way.
(Can you see the tiny beetle in the photo below?)



Suddenly I saw myself as that beetle; buried in the obstacles that life had given it. Then I saw how God sees me: What seem to be mighty boulders in my life, to Him, are only grains of sand. He places these obstacles in my way to teach me to trust in Him above all, and to help me to grow to be more like He is. As I put complete trust in Him, I see those "boulders" for what they really are~ Just tiny grains of sand.


They say that Moonwort produces lucid dreams; in this case, I think she produced "lucid wakefulness" for me!

Blessings to you this day,

Marqueta

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Psalm 46

1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

5God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

6The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

7The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

8Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.

9He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

10Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

14 comments:

  1. The Lord provides all the answers for us if we only seek Him earnestly. Thank you for sharing your journey.

    You have mentioned in past posts that you have an etsy shop. How do I find your items there?

    Linda in MA

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  2. Thank you for sharing....a very good lesson in here indeed~ praying for you~ Love Heather

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  3. Hello dear friend,

    Many Sabbath blessings to you today! I pray you are enjoying a lovely day!

    What a wondrous concept! I find many of my "ahh ha" moments when I am outside amongst nature. I have been recently been contemplating this as well. I sat outside looking at the stars and pondered on how the Lord made our Earth - how wondrous He is in His creations! I thought about how little faith I have in the simple things (like patience, in knowing I will have land someday) but I get so caught up my own self. Instead of looking at what He DOES, and has done in the world, and how He keeps his promises.... How little it takes to have that faith!

    I am praying for you. And am sending a letter your way tomorrow. :)

    Love,
    Emily

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  4. What a wonderful truth was illustrated to you through that little beetle! Thank you for sharing that. It's always good to be reminded that what looks like an insurmountable amount of trouble to us is but grains of sand to Him. ~~

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  5. There is nothing more precious that the Word of Our Lord! When you truly allow the Holy Spirit to show us in that very special moment...when He pushes back the curtain and we are able to see Him the way He sees us...it is just amazing!!!

    I know that right now everything seems overwhelming...but "be still and know that He is with you always"

    Rejoice in your blessings!

    Maria

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  6. It is amazing how the simpliest of things can bring such inspiration.

    Loved your post

    Erika

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  7. I love how God know each of us soo well, He knows our langue, what will speak to us and only us. It is His way of saying He know you, Marqueta and He is with you every step carrying you xoxox Clarice

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  8. Dear Mama,
    I love the post!
    You are such a wonderful mama!
    I love you and I like you!
    Love,
    Audrey

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  9. What a touching little story Marqueta and beautifully observed. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  10. Dear Marqueta, that is a sweet lesson. I have learned many lessons from plants and creatures. I think God made the earth especially to speak to us.

    Good news!! We received the package. What a treat! Thank you so much. There will be one on the way to you soon. "Soon" is a relative term here. I would love to say this week, but with so many appointments lately, it may be more like next week.

    Much love,
    Lynn

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  12. Hi. I stumbled upon your blog this evening. What a very heartfelt blog you have. I will enjoy following it. Kirsten

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  13. Dear Mama,
    I love you and i like you.
    I really like this post.
    When I read it felt sort of like I think you did.

    Love ~ tasha

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  14. Thanks for this post...just reading it today, and today is when I need it. :)

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