God Sent Me Flowers – Karen Castleberry

Bible Verse

“Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and he will provide for you what you desire the most.” — Psalm 37:4 TPT


God sent me flowers.

Summer devotional
Photo by Karen Castleberry

It has been a difficult season of caring for my Mother-in-law, June. I have leaned on God more than I ever have in my life, inviting Him into my daily life and decisions. He is kind to remind me of my need for Him when I forget, which is not always pleasant, yet it keeps me close to Him.

Exhausted, I went to sit on my back porch in a rare moment of being at home. Usually I would be surrounded by flowers. This spring with the coronavirus shutting everything down, it didn’t seem wise to spend money on flowers. I would not have had time to water them anyway.

I can’t remember why I didn’t plant flowers in the spring of 2019, probably because the journey of taking care of June began. So I haven’t had purslane flowers on my back porch in over two years. I missed their beauty and fragrance delighting my senses.

Summer devotional
Photo by Karen Castleberry

As I sat on my porch, I breathed in the warm summer air and started to relax, when my gaze rested on purslane flowers! I couldn’t believe what my eyes were beholding. A truckload of blessings. Only God could have planted them just for me. How kind of God to share His creation in an utterly exhausting season.

“Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect, streaming down from the Father of lights, who shines from the heavens with no hidden shadow or darkness and is never subject to change.” — James 1:17 TPT


Lord, I invite You into my day. Please guide me in every decision I make. Thank You for walking with me daily and giving me the smallest desires of my heart. Amen

Thought for the Day

Daily activity: Start each day inviting God into the details and daily decisions. Watch for the gifts He gives you.

Summer devotional
Photo by Karen Castleberry

Copyright © 2020 by Karen Castleberry


Karen Castleberry is a Missionary of Prayer. She lives with her husband, Gary, and 2 dogs, in a little cottage nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia. Their son, Jeremiah, lives and works nearby. Karen loves reading, writing, photography, knitting, and all things creative. Her greatest joy in life is spending time with Jesus, her family and friends.

Christian writer, Christian photographer

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