Saturday, August 8, 2015
The Perfect Sunflower
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.Ephesians 4:15 Summer has been brutal in much of the country. Even parts of the country normally getting milder temperatures have had a few heat waves. Rain is an essential ingredient to keep things lush, growing,blooming, and green especially in times of immense heat. My neighbor has a beautiful single tall sunflower growing. I noticed when we did not get rain for days it sort of looked droopy, then voila. After a couple of days of a good downpour it sprung back to life. Our spirits are like that. If we claim to know the Lord and call ourselves Christians we can not expect to 'grow and bloom' for the kingdom in 'drought like' conditions. By this I mean starving yourself of 'spiritual nourishment' you receive by 'feeding' and 'watering' your spiritual side daily. To 'grow' to be more like Christ you have to stay 'nourished'. Are you getting your spiritual food daily? If you think the Bible is just some ancient text reserved for preachers and priests, think again. It is life giving and has the answers to many of life's problems. If you have not made a habit of indulging yourself in God's word why not begin today by starting to read the 8th book of Proverbs since it is the 8th. The tomorrow read the 9th and so on. Soon you will feel yourself 'springing' to life again. PRAYER: Each day brings time management challenges. In planning my day help me Lord to not listen to voices that say I don't need you till Sunday. I choose to start now to grow up in Christ. In Jesus' name. Amen.