We talked about blooming where we are planted in our Ladie's Bible Class last night. Several people had thoughts on the different places they'd been planted in their lives--moves, new jobs, that sort of thing.
But then we went a step further. What kind of a bloom are you? She used the illustration of a sunflower and how once the bloom forms, it follows the sun. If you've ever noticed a field of sunflowers they look different at various times of the day. That is because the bloom is following the sun. Her question then was, 'Does your bloom follow the SON?' This made a profound statement to me. Am I following the SON 24/7? Or do I just turn my face in His direction when I need something? Do I forget that I should be looking in His direction as I sit at my desk and work? Do I forget that I should be looking in His direction as I pump gas? I'm afraid the answer to both those questions and others is yes, I do sometimes forget.
Then we talked about whether we were sunflowers or african violets. The sunflower can grow most anywere, has a sturdy stalk, doesn't need much water and produces hundreds and hundreds of seeds. The african violet is picky about the soil, the amount of water, and the handling--she called it persnickety. Am I producing seeds or am I just sitting waiting to be pampered?
Please Lord let me be a sunflower!
What kind of flower are you? Are you blooming where you are planted? Does your face follow the SON?
Hope you are having a great Thursday. Do something silly. Make someone smile.