God’s Rosebud

 

In all life’s situation, often there’s a simple solution

to every problem

If only we LET GO . . . AND LET GOD.

Let me share this beautiful story & poem to illustrate my point.

 

A new minister was walking with an older more seasoned minister

in the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking THE OLDER PREACHER FOR SOME ADVICE.

The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.

The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher

and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly

have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for

his life and ministry.

But because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded

to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact.

It wasn’t long before he realized how impossible this was to do.

Noticing the younger preacher’s inability to unfold the rosebud

without tearing it, the older preacher began to recite the following poem . . .

“It is only a tiny rosebud,

A flower of God’s design;

But I cannot unfold the petals

With these clumsy hands of mine.”

“The secret of unfolding flowers

Is not known to such as I.

GOD opens this flower so easily,

But in my hands they die.”

“If I cannot unfold a rosebud,

This flower of God’s design,

Then how can I have the wisdom

To unfold this life of mine?”

“So I’ll trust in God for leading

Each moment of my day.

I will look to God for guidance

In each step along the way.”

“The path that lies before me,

Only my Lord and Savior knows.

I’ll trust God to unfold the moments,

Just as He unfolds the rose.”

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Share this beautiful message around & constantly be reminded

TO LET GO…. AND LET GOD UNFOLD YOUR LIFE.

So relax and let go and make Him the Centre of your Life. 

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

 

The Bible: Some Interesting Facts For the Laymen

Shared by P Chong                              Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Amazing Sky Sign: God's Love

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God maybe thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16

What some well-known people had to say about the Bible:

I believe that the only way to understand any given passage in the Word of God is to take the whole Bible and place the point of it, like an inverted pyramid on that passage, so that the weight of the entire word rests upon a single verse or indeed, a single word.” Donald Grey Barnhouse

It takes the Holy Spirit to make us docile to the Bible . . . to give us the discipline to study and the humnility to accept the truth we find without twisting it.” – John Piper

It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understandthat bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. –Mark Twain

Do not try to imagine God or you will have an imaginary God.” – A. W. Tozer

There are:

  • 66 Books (39 Old Testament and 27 NT)
  • Written by more than 30 people
  • Among its authors were a tax collector, a herdsman, a doctor, a doctor, some fishermen, a philosopher, a preacher, some prophets, a statesman, a king and a rabbi.
  • Written over a period of about 1,500 years
  • It has 30, 442 verses.

Isaiah 66 chapters (96 pages) (Longest Book)

Palsm 150 154 pages

Obadiah 1 chapter only (21 verse) (Shortest Book)

Jude 25 verse

Shortest Verse “Jesus wept”.

Shortest Prayer in the Bible “Lord, save me!” (Matthew 14:30)

Shortest chapter Psalm 117

GOSPEL

There is only one gospel, on which all the apostles agreed (1 Cor. 15:11), and Paul could call down the curse of God upon anybody – including himself – who preached a “different” gospel from the original apostolic gospel of God’s grace (Gal. 1:6-8). Yet the apostles expressed this one gospel in various ways –

  • Now sacrificial – the shedding and sprinkling of Christ’s blood
  • Now messianic – the breaking in of God’s promised rule
  • Now legal – the Judge pronouncing the unrighteous righteous
  • Now personal – the Father reconciling his wayward children
  • Now salvific – the heavenly Liberator coming to rescue the helpless
  • Now cosmic – the universal Lord claiming universal dominion.

More general facts here for your  interest:

* It’s the best-selling book year after year.

* It’s been translated into 1200 languages.

* The Bible has 1,189 chapters.

* It has 31,173 verses.

* It has 773,692 words.

* It has 3,566,480 letters.

* The longest word in the Bible is MAHERSHALALHASBAZ.

*The word “and” is found 46,277 times in the Bible.

* The word “reverend” appears only once in the Bible.

* The oldest man recorded in the Bible was METHUSELAH (969 years-old).

*In America, 168,000 Bibles are being given or sold everyday.

* The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.

* King Solomon had 700 wives & 300 concubines.

* There are no cats mentioned in the Bible.

* All dogs go to Heaven.

* The Garden of Eden was in Iraq.

* The Bible described the dinosaurs in Job 39 -41.

* The shortest mentioned in the Bible was BILBAD in Job 8:1.

* The Bible was the first printed book.

The Bible has influenced billions of lives forever!

Let the Bible show you the way to Heaven!