A Time to Thrive by Tara Randel



I’ve had this orchid plant for a few years now. My daughter gave it to me on my birthday. I absolutely do not have a green thumb, so I wasn’t sure about the poor thing’s life span. But every year, it blooms, each time even more beautifully than the year before. It thrives, in spite of me!

When I took this picture, the colorful petals reminded me that no matter our circumstances, we thrive when we put God first.

As we are still staying home, this has been an interesting time. On the positive side, we are with family, perhaps talking more with friends. We’ve slowed down, whether we want to or not, and found new rhythms in our daily routines. Taking walks. Talking to God more frequently.

On the flip side, our schedules are in a state of flux, we may not be working and concerned about finances or, on the opposite end, working overtime. Let’s face it, things are not the same, but we can still thrive.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Eph 3:20-21

I’d like to encourage you to keep your eyes on the Father. He is the great Almighty and has everything in hand. Take this time to rely on Him more. To search Him more. To feel Him more in your life. Let this become a new and permanent pattern.

As we grow stronger in Him, may we then help others in whatever way possible. God will open doors of opportunity for us to give our time and finances. To be better neighbors. To reset our mindsets toward others.

So, despite our current circumstances, thrive! God is good!

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. For more information about her books, visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter and receive a link to download a free digital book.

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4 Responses to A Time to Thrive by Tara Randel

  1. Marie Harris says:

    Thanks for your post! I always enjoy reading them, and when I have a bit more time I am challenging myself to respond to the posts that are really special, as yours always are! You are absolutely correct that the world is a different place, but that allows us opportunities to look at things a different way! God is good!

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  2. Yes and amen! Keeping our focus on God is vital! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh, boy, can I relate! I have a major black thumb, and my husband bought me an orchid for my birthday about a year-and-a-half ago. Somehow, it’s still alive! Now, we call it “the love orchid”. LOL.

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