You can tell I've had sunflowers on the brain lately!
This is my first year successfully growing sunflowers! I have been so very excited to watch them grow and now to see that some of them are taller than me! I am anxiously awaiting the blooms!
Meanwhile, I've been observing them. They are very amazing flower. They grow fast and tall - steady and straight reaching upwards towards the sun. Hmmm, do I live like that? Do I grow like that - straight and aimed directly at the Son?
I have been amazed by their stems - it doesn't seem like enough to support such a tall flower and a couple of them have been nibbled off at the very base of their stems, yet they continue to grow and reach for the sun! Do I grow like that? Straining toward the Son despite difficulties?
And, while some are standing tall, a few have flopped over. A few are tied together and reaching up towards the sun. Am I helping someone around me who is feeling like flopping over or who is being trampled? Does someone around me need supported to reach for the Son? Do I need this kind of support?
Lord, I am so very thankful that You allowed these flowers to succeed this year! I thank You for blessing my garden and for opening my eyes to lessons in the midst of it. I am grateful for the opportunity to observe sunflowers and consider my own heart and growth in light of the way they grow upwards - strong and true towards their life source. Please cultivate a beautiful bloom in and through my heart that glorifies You and enable me to continuously grow towards my source of life - YOU!