Monday Modern Parable ~ The Plant

Plant ParableI recently moved a plant to a new location near a sunny window. Of course I wanted to see the beautiful leaves so I turned it toward me. After a day I noticed the leaves had all turned toward the light. So, I turned it back. I sat there for about 10 minutes watching it. Nothing. I left and came back after several hours. Sure enough the leaves were all turned again.

Sometimes in our walks with God we cannot see our sanctification. We want instant gratification. We want to see change before our eyes. Yes, occasionally we get to see change that smacks us in the face, but more often than not, our sanctification, our growth and turning towards God’s light is gradual to us. Ask a friend or a family member if you are changing and growing in Christ (our light). They will have a better perspective.

Paraphrased thought provided by Corinne Congelliere.

Wednesday Worship ~ Attributes of God ~ Faithful

Your steadfast love is so odd to me. It is so counter intuitive. Everyone around me is so selfish and self serving yet You, who needs no man love us way more than we even love ourselves. Your mercies never end. Your love and mercy are new every morning. What does that mean, they are new every morning? You are the creator of creativity. Is it new in the way you show me your love? I think it means that you love me fresh. Your mercies are clean every morning. You give me a blank slate. Thank you!!!!!

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23

~ Jen O’Sullivan