It was a beautiful morning. I walked outside and the air was so crisp and calm. It was one of those mornings when I wished I didn’t have to be at work so early. The sun was shining dimly, filtered by the fog, but just bright enough for my flowers to still be bending toward it.
Have you ever noticed how your houseplants in the window grow toward the light, or like my flowers on the front porch, lean toward the morning sun? They do this to increase the amount of sunlight they receive during the day. This improves their odds for successful reproduction. The root direction never changes, but the flower itself follows the pull of the natural light. This gives them plenty of energy as well.
Similarly, we grow better when we lean toward the source of our energy: God. Imagine the sunlight on your face is God’s touch, His healing, His mercy and grace. As you follow the pull, you feel refreshed, calm and uplifted. You are able to thrive and live peacefully knowing that your roots are planted firmly in God’s word and on His promises, allowing the rest of you to lean toward Him and continue to strengthen and increase in wisdom and favor.
“…But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength” – Isaiah 40:31