Back in 2021, in the beginning of spring, me and my little family drove a different route home from church. It was me, my husband, and my 1- and 3-year-old. It was a beautiful fresh spring day, and I was trying to be happy and just rest and be in the moment. That season of life was extremely difficult for us in the aspect of our marriage, work life and even church life. We felt no joy or comfort in any, so we decided to do something new today to see if we could perk up, so we drove the long way home down this beautiful country road.
As I was gazing outside, we drove past this beautiful green pasture that had these cute little white flowers. I stared at them because of how small and beautiful they were, and the lord began to touch my heart and fill my belly with butterflies as we drove by them and said, “these will be at your new home”. I wrote down a note to add that revelation to me and my hubby’s house journal. Even though we were in a low season searching for joy, we would watch a lot of house design videos and décor videos for our future home to give us hope and inspiration.
Once we got home, I wrote this in my notebook, “The Lily of the Valley <3 Lord, these flowers are significant and hold value because you spoke to me and impressed in me that they are symbolic in my life. I don’t know what they will do down the road for being in our house, but I know they will be impactful. Every decoration will have a meaning and significance.”
Fast forward to May 2022, long story short, we made a huge move that no one saw coming, not even us. We moved 15 hours away to another state. We left the city to live in the country to be closer to my husband’s family and to just be obedient to God. God told us to go so we left and walked in faith.
When we got to our new state with no plan, we stayed with my in-laws for 4 months in a tiny room with our cat lol. Yes, it was extremely difficult but we knew God told us to be there and He was with us. Then one day my brother in-law offered us to rent a house he bought next door. It was in okay shape, just old with tons of cobb webs and bugs lol but we cleaned it up and settled in.
One day, my kids were playing in the dirt as usual, and I turned to the left to look at a group of flowers still trying to grow. It was a hard winter. As I looked closer amid the flowers and I screamed! I saw the Lily of the valley flowers! I ran inside and told my husband and looked up the meaning of the flowers in google (of course letting the holy spirit speak to me as I read. And yea, I am not sure why I never looked up the meaning before lol!) and it means: “In Victorian times, lily of the valley meant a ‘return to happiness’. In Christian legend, Eve’s tears as she was expelled from the Garden of Eden turned into lily of the valley. The lily of the valley s also seen as a symbol of humility and a sign of Christ’s second Coming” As I read these words the lord reminded me of the fasts I have been doing for a little over a month now and that how everything I have prayed for in that fast, He is bringing to past and restoring.
God is with you. HE will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). Always know He is present and speaking and turn your heart to Him. Seek Him and you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). Trust in Him and Abide.