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I asked for a rose, He gave me a Garden

Posted by appolus on April 9, 2014

The song on the video was written last year after I cried out to God. As was walking I remembered this testimony………..

“A man I know of, went into the supermarket to buy his wife a rose. It was his practice to do this every week. He picked the rose that he wanted and made for the checkout lane. As he walked toward the line , the Holy Spirit spoke to him, that small still voice from the Shepherd. “Give the rose to that woman.” ImBeautiful red rosemediately the man resisted. “Lord, that makes no sense. What if she thinks I am hitting on her? What if she thinks I am crazy? What if others hear and think I am a weirdo?” There was such a resistance in his flesh, yet he knew the voice of the Lord, and he knew he had to be obedient. So, he took a deep breath and walked over to the lady and said to her “The Lord wanted you to have this rose.” The woman looked at him for a second, then looked at the rose, and as she reached out to take it, she began to weep. She explained.”My husband died several months ago. Every week , for years, he would buy me a rose. This morning I was feeling so lost and forgotten, I cried out to God and asked Him if He had forgotten me, I told Him that I needed to feel loved.” The man cried too. You see how the Lord loves us? You see how He speaks to His people?”

Well that morning as I was walking and remembering that story, I said to the Lord ” I need a rose Lord.” Later that day I got a call from a dear saint who I had not heard from for over a year. The conversation really lifted my spirits and this person really likes me. You know how it is nice every now and again to talk to someone who thinks you are special? 🙂 Anyway that is where the lyrics for the song ” I asked for a Rose, He gave me a Garden,” came from. Maybe you need to hear from God today. I pray that He talks to you through this song. Aileen Gilchrist wrote the music and sings it with the anointing God has given her

 

5 Responses to “I asked for a rose, He gave me a Garden”

  1. Allan Halton said

    Very tender post Frank. I know just how you feel– the need and longing for the love of Christ to be sent your way in the form of a brother.

    • appolus said

      I smiled with your reply brother. It was actually a dear older sister who called. Yet, it was unmistakenly from the Lord and in that conversation He gave me more than a rose, He confirmed that He was thinking about me. The God of all the universe was thinking about me. Every now and then I think we all need a reminder of just how huge that it………….bro Frank

      • Allan Halton said

        I actually hesitated when I wrote “brother.” 🙂 I have at times had that same awareness, Frank– the God of all the universe thinking upon me. It’s very humbling. “I am poor and needy, yet the LORD thinketh upon me…” (Ps. 40:17).

  2. Debbie said

    I was very blessed by this story and the beautiful song. Thanks for sharing.

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