Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunflowers

Hello Everyone!

It's good to see you again today!

This time of year, I start thinking about planting, everything from vegetables to flowers. One of my favorites is sunflowers. I adore sunflowers! They are so bright and cheery! Though I never have very good luck with them, I try again each year, hoping and believing. Today, I began thinking about the sunflowers and their requirements. One of the most essential requirements is the sun.

Now, many of you that have grown sunflowers before, know of a particularly unique characteristic these wonderful creations possess. They "follow" the sun. They literally "turn their face" toward the sun and follow it as it make its way across the sky each day. They are "absorbing" all of its nourishing rays. There is a lesson here!

We, like sunflowers, must turn our face toward the "Son" and follow Him each day to be able to absorb all of His nourishing rays. When we do, we will become "bright and cheery" just like those wonderful creations - sunflowers!

"Dear Jesus, Help me turn my face toward You today. I want to absorb those marvelous Rays of Nourishment for my soul. I want to shine as bright as the sunflowers! Thanks for creating them to remind me of Your love!"

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady

6 comments:

JnL4God said...

Good Morning,
What a nice lesson today. I like your reference of us turning to the "Son". I'm praying that your sunflowers turn out great this year. Have a wonderful day today and be Blessed.
Lynn

JnL4God said...

Hi Plant Lady,
I hope all is well with you I haven't seen your comments and you are usually right up front. Let me know if I can do anything for you.
Bless you,
Lynn

Plant Lady said...

Lynn,
Thanks for your concern. I am ok, just tired. Remember me in your prayers tonight-I need a restful sleep.

Love,
Plant Lady

JnL4God said...

Thanks for the post. Sorry about the rough day. My e-mail is on my blog if you need to talk. For now big hugs.
Love,
Lynn
PS I'm logging off for the night but I get up at 3am so talk to you tomorrow.

Josie said...

Hi Plant Lady,

I pray you have a restful nights sleep wrapped in the loving arms of God. Your lessons for each day are a great encouragement to me and others as well. I love turning to the "SON" to have my soul nourished, I also pray your sunflowers will do great this year, as well as all your other plants.

God Bless, Josie

SKY4KAT said...

Such a wonderful message, thank you! This is a hard time of the year for a wanna be gardner living in the mountains of Colorado. I hear of you r descriptions of flowers blooming and gettting ready to plant and look at the snow still on the ground here. Springtime in the Rockies, warm and sunny one day and cold and snowy the next. As long as the ski areas are still open it helps a little, but when they close (most in 2 weeks) there is nothing to do but wait and dream of tilling and planting. So continue to share and I can experience it through you..Your pictures are beautiful.
Katrina in Colorado