Lovely Wilted Roses and how that name came to be……
It was your typical day. So, there I was standing in my bathroom getting ready for my day…lost in my thoughts. A thought came to mind. What would I choose to name my blog? Mind you, a blog that I was still deciding whether to start. Rambling through thoughts….Is it the right choice? Should I do this?
I had lots of what ifs hanging around. Here, in the midst of my mind being a jumbled mess there were two words came to the forefront of my mind. Wilted and Roses. Two words that stood out so vividly that are truly the only two words I remember from that morning. They tagged along with me throughout my day. Wondering all morning long, why these two words? I looked them up in the dictionary, googled meanings, and kept searching for a sign. I was bound to find it, right? So I thought. Nothing ever come of it.
Coming up empty handed, I declared that was going to continue to pray and leave it up to God when he wants to reveal to me what my blogs name truly meant. Prayed that He would give me guidance to understand what these words meant to me and why He had chosen them for me.
LovelyWiltedRoses had begun regardless of whether I knew the meaning of the name or not. Within the 11 months the blog has been live, I have posted a few posts here and there and well now months and months have gone by without a single post. I even contemplated not renewing my domain registration and hosting when I received the email this past month that renewal was coming up.
In the middle of typing in all my information to renew, I thought, just wait you’ve got time. Pray about it. I prayed and ask God if this is something that I should continue.
I decided to finish typing in my information to see what the fees were going to be. As soon as I had finished the last box of information that I could see on my phone screen, I clicked the arrow thinking it would take me to the next block to fill in.. nope… processed the order…. No go button. No confirm button. It just processed. Really, it was all a blur and as I try to type out what happened in those split seconds I truly can’t say because I don’t even know. I sat there in my chair jaw dropped in shock at what just took place. God made that decision right quick and in a hurry. Accident it was not.
Fast forward a year…
During my journey to love God more there have been things placed in my path since I began my journey. One in particular stands out. It’s not something that happened by chance but an arranged meeting by God. I was introduced to a new Godly friend through a facebook group which turns out we live in the same small town. Who knew?
Long story short,
I’ve had it on my mind lately to use my blog to document my journey through faith, in hopes that God can use my journey to glorify Him with the way he sees fit. Continuing to pray about this. So, while talking with my new friend, I was provided with some great insight on her thoughts on the name of my blog and how it relates to faith. That’s when the light bulb flickered! Duh!
We are wilted roses soaked in sin who are revived by our One True King. No matter how wilted we may get in this life, He is the one who puts the lovely back into wilted roses such as ourselves. We are still beautiful to Christ.
He knew exactly what He was doing. He just needed me to be patient. To lean on Him for understanding. His plan was already far into motion before I would even realized it. This is only the beginning. Only a snippet of what my journey may hold. So, for now I’ll sit back and listen for what my next step may be.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Friends, he has a plan for each of you. Sometimes we are just blinded by what our heart wants. Let our hearts want for what he has in store for each of us and let us be patient. Amen. Sometimes it’s hard to fathom that His plan was already in motion before you were born. It truly amazes me at how He reveals each part of His plan to us and when. It may take days, months, or years but I am in awe of the beautiful Savior I have the privilege of loving.