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Be Like My Sunflower

September 11th, 2017 No comments

Look at this sunflower!  I grew a bunch of them this summer, but this one is the biggest. It truly lives up to the variety’s name: “Mammoth Sunflower”. I am amazed that such a humongous flower–with such a heavy head of seeds and such a woody stalk–can come from such a small seed.

I took a few minutes in the sunshine today to look around my yard. The vegetables in my garden have maxed out the square footage I gave them. The plants in pots on my patio have spilled over the edges.  In just one season, so much has happened!

It reminded me of the verse-of-the-day that popped up in my Bible App earlier this morning:

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”   (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV, Spiritual Fullness in Christ)

I made a note in my heart and want to encourage you, too! Continue to live your life in Christ.  Root yourself in Him. Build yourself up by His Word. Strengthen yourself with the testimony of what He has done in your life and for those around you. Let all of that work together to produce the fruit of thankfulness in your heart.

Sometimes I imagine us as plants and God as a gardener. I think of Him taking a look around the flowerbeds when the season is coming to an end, noticing how much we’ve grown and enjoying the fruit and flowers we’ve produced. Personally, I want to be like this sunflower: a bright, strong testimony of God’s goodness and glory.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ