In which a whole bunch of daisies gain substance

by Craig on July 7, 2011

Today, this…

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becomes this…

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One last day of rounding up the daisies from the Gospels and Acts.
The last two days I looked at each one,
and explained where I got them,
and what color daisy they were,
and linked back to the blog post for each daisy.

But I noticed that I didn’t say specifically what each daisy was.

If you are wondering why I’m studying biblical daisies – this post explains the Bible Daisy Thing.

It’s a brand new concept. You’ll heart the daisies! Really.

In context, each of these daisies came with a description. So today, before I plunge into the letters of the New Testament, I want to look back and put a little bit of real life on the daisies.

And I would be missing a huge theological truth if I didn’t mention this.

Although we have a “white daisy” category, only God is capable of a completely white daisy. Even our whitest daisies are imperfect.

The bad news is that a bouquet of only white daisies is needed for entrance into heaven.

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It’s an impossible demand.

The good news is that there is a singular red rose.

It’s the red rose…of grace.

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If we know of this Gospel of Grace then we are fortunate beyond measure. If you’re reading this and you don’t know of it – please – please give me a heads up in the comment section – I’d really heart sharing it with you.

Now…

A whole bunch of white daisies:

White daisies have a reason for their being, according to Our Lord.
It’s so that the Only God can be glorified through them. (MT 5:16)

We, at least I, often forget that we are creations…
of a Creator…
and we have a purpose for our being.

The thing is, that even if we haven’t chosen sides in the eternal battle of good against evil – the sides have chosen us.

White daisies are “good” “works”.
White daisies…
are Love.

I heart white daisies – and here they are – real – not theory…

•    acts of selflessness

•    seeing a need and filling it

•    giving Our Lord the honor that he is due

•    not holding on tightly to the things of this earth, but taking what I have, what I want, and using it – not for me, but for others, and for God.

•    to be willing to be looked upon as different, as a little too devoted, a little too centered on God, a little too radical in my faith. (all the above come from MT 26:7-10).

•    to do 1st Corinthians Love (Acts 5)

•    to teach of Our Lord (Acts 5:20 and 13:5)

•    to lay our lives down as a sacrifice – a living sacrifice (LK 24:19).

•    to choose to do things as God would do them – it’s kind of the “WWJD” daisy. To be honest, all of us, even those of us who don’t have a relationship with Our Lord, know what he would do in most situations. (JN 3:21)

•    defending the rep of God (Acts 13:6-11)

•    continuing on when things get tough (Acts 13:50,51)

•    and the shocker of a discovery for me – faith. Faith is a white daisy. But faith is more than just “believing”, it’s “doing” – doing the white daisies, albeit imperfectly, but at least the best we can. (JN 6:20 and 8:9).

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I so heart white daisies.

God hearts them too.

Tomorrow – the green, yellow, and black daisies…

please come back…

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

A. July 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I have a feeling some white daisy post its need to show up on the good voice side of your wall. :) Do they make daisy post its? I know they make some other flower shapes.

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Craig July 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

they probably do make daisy post it’s – but I’m trying to keep it simple – and under budget (◠‿◠). maybe it would be even better – now that it’s a corral – to have horse shaped Post-it’s (◠‿◠). daisies for over here – and ponies for Deep into Love. God bless you A.

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Debbie July 10, 2011 at 12:39 am

Thank you at this close look at the white daisies and just what they are made of. :)
God bless you as you go in His name!

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