THE DAFFODIL PRINCIPLE! – Psalm 126:5-6 Devotional

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Psalm 126:5-6 – Devotional

Psalm 126:5-6

“Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Many years ago I sent out a Daily-E-Votional highlighting the Daffodil Principle. Since then there have been requests to repeat it, which I will do today, but leaving out a great deal of the back story that led up to it.

One day a woman came upon a magnificent field of daffodils of every shape, size, and color. The beauty of it was breathtaking and almost too hard for her to take in. There was a small house nearby and next to the house was a poster that read:

Answers to the Questions I Know you are asking.
50,000 bulbs, one at a time, by one woman.
Two hands, two feet, and very little brain.
Began in 1958.

After the experience of witnessing such a sight, the woman wrote the following article:

There it was, The Daffodil Principle. For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun ‒ one bulb at a time ‒ to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountain top.

Still, just planting one bulb at a time, year after year, had changed the world. This unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of ineffable (indescribable) magnificence, beauty, and inspiration.

The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration. That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time ‒ often just one baby-step at a time ‒ and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time.

When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.

It really does not take great intellect or strength ‒ it is just planting the bulbs that God gives us, and keep on planting them. If I remember correctly, the original Daffodil Principle was my 431st DailyEvotional. To date, that number has grown to over 4,000! That leaves me with a lot of planting ahead. I just need to focus on what the Lord leads me to share and then to plant it!

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

The Bible in One Year & Prayer

April 29th: Judges 9:22-10:18; Luke 24:13-53; Psalm 100:1-5; and Proverbs 14:11-12

New Testament Scripture & Prayer

April 29th: Luke 24:13-53; Psalm 100:1-5; and Proverbs 14:11-12

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