Monday, March 26, 2012

Seek the Son

I am not a great gardener, but I love to try anyway! This fall I planted some bulbs (don't know the name!) and they have alread come up. As I watched them this weekend, I was in awe of how they moved in relation to the sun. During the night, they were closed, beautiful, but closed.

However, as the sun rose and began to shine fully on them, they began to transform, to literally open in order to soak up the sun!

This simple act of creation moving in response to its lifesource made me think of our lives and how we move in response to the Son, our Lifesource.  Read the following:
And we all, with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. --2 Corinthians 3:18
I love the imagery in the words of this passage!  Do you daily come before God with an unveiled face, opening up like my flower to soak up all the glory He has to pour down on you?  Do you stand before Him and get real. No more fronts, no more lies, no more striving to be something - just openly and completely who you are. Come to Him in prayer and open up.  When you do, you will begin to see a transformation in your life.  You will become a living reflection of His Spirit and His glory!

Oswald Chambers wrote beautifully on this:
The most important rule for us is to concentrate on keeping our lives open to God.  Let everything else including work, clothes, and food be set aside.  They busyness of things obscures our concentration on God.  We must maintain a position of beholding Him, keeping our lives completely spiritual through and through. --My Utmost for His Highest, January 23
Let everything else fall away for those few moment when you can stop and smell the flowers, and then mimick their response, opening yourself up to your Creator!

1 comment:

  1. Amen girl!! What beautiful photos to go with such a wonderful reminder!