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Bren Ward

September 2, 2023

Colossians 1:16-17, New King James Version

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”

Go with the flow and do what your hand finds to do, trusting Father God to unfold your life like a rosebud of His creation; for us to try unfold our own life in our timing and strength would only tear the petals. That is what was quickened in my spirit... and has been an inner guide for me ever since 1978:

My Little White Rose Bud

Written by Harry Lonergan on his 90th birthday

“It is only a tiny Rose bud, 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. 

The flowers God opens so sweetly, in my hands would fade and die. 

If I cannot unfold a Rose bud, this flower of God's design, 

then how do I think I have wisdom to unfold this life of mine? 

So, I will trust Him for His leading, each moment of everyday

and I'll look to Him for His guidance, each step of the pilgrim way. 

For the pathway that lies before me, my Heavenly Father knows. 

I'll trust Him to unfold the moments, just as He unfolds the Rose...”

When I was first born of the Holy Spirit in 1978, this poem (written by a local family friend) was given to me by my Aunt who grew up with Harry. I took it as the Spirit of Father God guiding me. Father reinforced this when He told me to 'go with the flow and do what my hand finds to do as He continues to unfold my life sovereignly'. This has kept me in an abiding peace throughout the years as I have discovered truly there is a Divine order that our finite mind would judge to be chaos. Most definitely all is working out for good; hindsight has proven such to me at least. 

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