Keep your face towards the sunshine

Are you a morning person? If so, teach me your ways.

We’re a month into 2017 and all of those shiny resolutions I made for myself are getting a little hard to uphold. Especially that pesky one about waking up extra early to get more things done in the morning. I hate waking up early, but I know that those early hours hold so much potential. So I’m working on it.

This morning when I woke up, I spent a little time reading Psalm 103. And the words stuck with me in a really meaningful way.

Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone — as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him.

Psalm 103: 15-17

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We have a lot to learn from wildflowers. Flowers that grow in the field don’t worry about anything at all! They don’t fear the future, they don’t compare themselves with the flowers blooming alongside them. They simply turn their faces toward the sunshine and continue to grow.

God’s love is like our sunshine; it nourishes us, helps us grow, and gives us the energy to keep going. We can learn this from the Word, but we can supplement this learning by taking notes from the beautiful nature that surrounds us. I believe God blessed us with it for a reason.

Be encouraged and live like a wildflower today, friends. I’ll try too, even though they do wake up early.

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