Sunflower Faith

Sunflower Faith

sunflower faith
Have you turned to God today? Or are you going on your own way? These questions right here defines your faith. Do you have a sunflower faith? A heart that follows God’s light all the time? Or are you focused on yourself and your problems? And then wonder why God feels so distant?

There really is no other way to live abundantly than starting each and every day by turning to God. When we are focused on God, everything else will fall into their rightful places. But when we are focused on anything else, we start walking away from light towards darkness.

If we want to live in light, we need to keep turning to God over and over again. Especially on gloomy days. Just like sunflowers do. Just like Jesus did. Just as the Message version of Matthew 17:2 states: Sunlight poured from his face. Shouldn’t we turn to God like Jesus? Shouldn’t God’s light pour from our faces too?

The sunflower moves itself in the most direct position in front of the sun so it can get the maximum sun rays. That’s what we are called to do also. We need to place ourselves in the most direct position in front of God so we can get the maximum exposure of God’s love.

What it is for each of us varies of course. I have a very long time prayed before getting up each morning. It’s been good to surrender myself and the new day to God. Recently I’ve added reading a psalm into that routine. And I can’t tell you how much that has blessed me. This turns my heart towards God right then and there. All this takes only a few minutes and afterwards I am ready to face the world with aplomb.

Just like sunflowers thrive in full sun, sunflower faith thrives in full Son. We need Jesus to shine on us. If we get enough of God’s light, it is well in our souls. It’s as simple as that. Get your Son-exposure and live boldly!

 

Gracious God,
We truly need you to live fully.
Help us to get ourselves daily in the front of you.
Shine on us, Lord!
Bless us with your life-giving grace.
Make us thrive, make us bloom for you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How do you place yourself in the most direct position in the front of God?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you bask in God’s radiant love and grace!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy of Brandon Johnson, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Faith-filled Fridays, Five Minute Friday and Faith Jam.

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