I want to share a blessing I received just a few minutes ago. I showed up in the almost neon-colored pink blooms of my Christmas cactus.

You see, I’ve been praying about a matter in my own life. I’ve been seeking God for a what seems like a long time. I could feel impatience stirring in my heart. And this morning, I found myself feeling kind of blue.

Praise God, I knew what to do! I’ve been around the mountain more than once! Feeling blue wasn’t a new experience for me. But I’ve learned what to do!

So I quickly when to God. I poured my heart out to my Father. I wrote to Him in my journal. I asked Him to show me anything He wanted to teach me. And then I asked for His help and encouragement to my heart.

A few minutes later, I went into my office to start my workday. That’s when my eyes fell upon the bright blooms of my Christmas cactus.

I heard the Lord say three simple words, “In due season.”

Those words burst with a strong message from my loving Father to my heart. He confirmed to me that He had already answered my prayer, and it would arrive fully in “due season.”

God’s Word says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9)

That’s a significant promise with an instruction to keep on keepin’ on! Don’t lose heart. Wait on the Lord, and be patient.

Then I was reminded of another powerful truth from God’s Word:

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:2-4

Again, a priceless promise from God. Testing our faith – the challenge to trust God in all things – produces patience. Biblical patience isn’t passive. We take an engaged position as we stand and trust God and His promises to us.

And when we stay the course, stand in faith, the patience serves us as our faith muscles grow stronger.

Our God is faithful to do what He says He will do. Our faithfulness is to Him and to keep believing and waiting. In due season, the harvest will come, and the blessing, which is already in the works, will manifest in our lives.

I hope this message touches your heart today. I know for sure that God’s embedded truth in the blooms of a Christmas cactus isn’t just for me!

Be blessed, dear one.


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