Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Just One Gardenia


Yesterday when I was outside watering my thirsty plants, I noticed that my FIRST gardenia had bloomed...They have such a fragrance that i just cannot resist..Similar to my Illinois favorite of lilacs!!

I just could not let that little lone gardenia hang there so i clipped it off and brought it in to my cute little glass vase!!

This morning as I was in the kitchen I thought how fragrant just one little gardenia can be..Just one..It does not take a bouquet..but "Just One gardenia".

That made me think about being a Christian. We need to show the light of our Lord no matter if sometimes it is JUST one...us that is doing the shining. We ourselves, if we are true to God, have that fragrance that God gives us as his people.

We can show this to others, to our neighbors, to those in the stores, to our friends and most especially to our families!! God puts in us his spirit..His HOLY SPIRIT on the day that we ask him into our lives...He gives us that special fragrance that only we can us for Him.

Today i want to be like my one little lone gardenia and be fragrant for God in all that I do!!

FLIP FLOP

15 comments:

Denise said...

That is so wonderful........ I love those Gardenia's....... Do you think they will grow in Oklahoma? What a beautiful idea thing you said.. We must show the Lord light of our Lord even if we are just one...... A sweet smelling fragrance unto the Lord......

You are a bouquet this morning my friend........

Mary said...

Sandy,

I absolutely LOVE garenias and must find out if they will grow here in southern Ontario. The fragrance is beautiful.

Have a wonderful day, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

Decadent Housewife said...

LOOK! at that! WoW!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good morning Sandy, I love to smell a Gardenia...that flower really sends out a great fragrance..

I just got home from Curves..the arch of my foot hurts and I placed an extra cushioned pad in my shoes what helped ..

It is wonderful that you will be spending Mother's day with your mom..I wish all of you a safe and uneventful trip.. see you when you return home..
Hugs, Barb

Melli said...

What a GREAT thought Sandy! I do too! I want to be like your ONE gardenia! (and I wish I had a gardenia!) :)

Zaroga said...

I hate being allergic to so many things! Gardenias are one of them... mostly when there are lots of them.

Love your analogy... just great!

Denise said...

Amen my friend.

Nancy said...

What an inspirational post... I love your gardenia analogy and it is blessing indeed!

Melli said...

LOL! You didn't quiiiiite get caught up ENOUGH with my posts! I got home Sunday night! I am back in boring ol' Maryland... *sigh* You guys are prayed for! Hope things turn good soon!

Needled Mom said...

Great post. I have always loved the gardenia. The smell is heavenly and the flower is gorgeous.

PEA said...

Oh and what a beautiful gardenia it is:-) I've never tried growing that flower nor have I ever smelled it...as Mary mentioned, I'm not sure if we can grow them here in Ontario. Will have to check into that for sure! Enjoy your flower, dear Sandy. xoxo

Puss-in-Boots said...

I love gardenias. They rate up there with frangipani with regard to scent, to my mind.

Deanna said...

We have a couple of gardenia bushes here. They took a beating in yesterday's storms, though!

Technonana said...

Amen, My Sister!! Let us be a sweet smelling savor in the nostrals of Our God!

Charlotte said...

What a great comparison. And I absolutely love gardenias. I had a gardenia corsage when I graduated from the 8th grade. It is pressed in my scrap book. We had 2 beautiful gardenia bushes when we lived in California. I can almost smell them now just thinking about it. I like the new look of your blog too.
Charlotte