Jottings from my Journal

By on 24/10/2018

I read an article the other day on why flowers turn towards the sun. They are physically made so that when the sun shines and is absorbed at a certain wavelength, a chemical reaction occurs where the cells absorb more water, elongates and so the face of the flower turns towards the sun. Also, one reason for the buds tracking the sun is that insects are attracted to the warmth of the sun and are needed for pollination. The plant has the ability to propagate itself by producing fertile seeds which can disperse and so grow more plants. This plant is now fruitful, whatever its “fruit” might be!

Wow, reflecting on this I find it is the same for us. We are physically, spiritually and mentally made to turn towards the Son. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it states that God has ‘set eternity into our hearts.’

We are made with this hole within us that only God can fill with His eternity. His ‘foreverness’ is placed there available to everyone. We just have to acknowledge it or recognise it and so live by it. If we are to be fruitful – whatever our ‘fruit’ is – we must turn ourselves towards what sustains us, that which allows us to grow and bear seed and so propagate and then pass onto others what we have learnt. We must pass on our DNA.

Do you notice that when there is no sun the flowers often look limp and droop over? We are like that when we do not absorb Christ into our lives. We often live a life that is limping and drooped over. No wonder I don’t cope with life as much when I have taken my sight off God and have been doing life by myself.

What a reminder this was for me. Hopefully, it will encourage you to follow him more diligently and if you don’t know the Father, Son and Spirit – give them a go – ask them into your life. You will definitely notice a huge difference, so magnificent that you will never look back.

Our God will supply all your needs. He is the only one who can sustain you. John 3:15 says, ‘everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever (it is available to everyone) believes in him shall not perish. I need this so often in my life. I can feel like I’m drowning but have eternal life. (emphasis mine).

May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’

Love always


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