“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 

Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”

- Matthew 6:28-29 KJV

 If you want your life to be like a rose garden 


January 2, 2024


Reverend Danny Rhoades

Today I want to talk to you about a rose garden. I'm sure many of you have seen a rose garden before. It’s beautiful, vibrant, and full of life. But it wasn't always that way. A rose garden takes time and effort to cultivate, and without proper care the roses will die.

The same is true for our lives. We can’t just expect things to come to us without putting in the effort. It takes work to get the life we want. As Proverbs 21:5 says, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”


If you want your life to be like a rose garden, you need to put in the time and effort. This means taking risks, even when you’re scared. It means embracing change, even when you don’t understand it. It means believing in yourself, even when others doubt you. As Ephesians 3:20 says, “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.”

It also means pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. If you want to succeed, you need to be willing to try new things, have difficult conversations, and learn from your mistakes. As 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 says, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Finally, it means having faith in yourself and in God. When times get tough, remember that God is with you, and He will give you the strength to persevere and succeed. As Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”

If you want your life to be like a rose garden, you need to put in the time and effort. Plant the seeds of faith, water them with determination, and let God's light shine down on your path. Plant your rose garden today and bloom into the life you were meant to live.



My Precious Heavenly Father, I come to you today to pray for me and my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that our lives would be like a rose garden, full of beauty, fragrance, and peace. I pray that we will be surrounded by the love of your Holy Spirit. I pray that we will experience your joy and your peace. I pray that we will know your love and your grace. I pray that our lives would be a blessing to others. I pray that we will be used by you to bring hope to the hopeless and love to the unloved. I pray that we will be a light in the darkness. I pray that we will be strong in the faith. I pray that we would be able to withstand the storms of life. I pray that we will be able to overcome any obstacle that we may face. I pray that we will be a testimony to your goodness. I pray that we will show the world the love that you have for us. I pray that we will bring glory to your name. I pray all of this in the name of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ, Amen
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