Like a Wildflower


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. -John 15:16 NIV


You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. -John 15:16 NIV

Think of God as being partial to a wild flower. The difference between a wildflower and a rose is “staying power.” A rose is beautiful and smells amazing, but it’s very fragile, can only grow under the most delicate of circumstances, and dies very quickly. A wildflower will grow in the cracks of the concrete, the side of a mountain, or on a snowy hillside. A wildflower has no one to tend to it or shelter it. God, alone, calls forth the wildflowers. And He supplies all they need to grow strong and have “staying power,” even in the worst of conditions and the oddest of circumstances.

More than the wildflowers, God is partial to you. God’s own Word says: He chose you and appointed you. God loves you more than all creation. He could have made you a small flower that grows in rocky places. When God created the earth, He could have chosen for you to bloom in a lush garden, next to a babbling brook. But He didn’t. He planted you to grow where He thought you would bring the most beauty.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray for God to show you how beautiful you are to Him.
  • Pray that you are able to see the good in even the worst of circumstances.

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