It’s Morning Glory Time!
Morning Glory & Knockout Rose
Y’all, you know it’s almost fall when the morning glories start blooming. The grow, wind, and twine on anything they can grab hold of! Then they start blooming; knowing Autumn is coming, they have to seed out. Even though I love them, they are invasive and will take over everything! They are almost indestructible.
Here are some beauties that I captured while on my walk-about-the homestead this morning, still recovering from Covid.
Small ones, big ones, even tiny ones!
I love wildflowers. Nature cultivates them. Not anyone else. No one tends to them…except, maybe…God? And they, the wildflowers, bloom as if their lives depend on it, and bloom whether anyone is watching them or not. It’s as if they bloom because they know our Heavenly Father is watching them. And is pleased by them. They bloom right where they are planted, in whatever soil, in whatever conditions, and never complain. If they have to struggle…they struggle. But they still bloom!
And…they bloom for God.
In doing so, I take a lesson from the morning glories; the wildflowers.
If you have to struggle, then struggle…with every intent in your heart to bloom and produce seed as God intended you to do. Struggle to bloom for Him, to please him, be obedient to Him in your calling.
The morning glories were called to bloom now in this, their season, for they know they must put out seeds for the long winter that is coming, knowing they will live on in their seeds come spring.
How are we blooming as Christians, followers of Jesus Christ? When you bloom and have seeds to scatter, whether it be wisdom, knowledge, influence, children, grandchildren, Biblical knowledge, or whatever God has gifted you with, or blessed you with, what are you scattering? What kind of seeds are you leaving behind that may cause someone to bloom when they awaken to the springtime, new beginnings in Jesus Christ.
Is it morning glory time for you?
I believe it is morning glory time for me. What kind of seeds am I planting to keep the true Gospel of Jesus Christ alive; planting it in the hearts and minds of people to germinate; sprout so they can bloom in the light and glory of God in their time?
So, Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
Romans 10:9 …if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things had passed away; behold, new things have come.
If you are reading this and you have not accepted Jesus into you heart and mind to be you savior, I beg you to. Just bow your head and tell him you are truly sorry for your sins and ask him to forgive you and come into your heart.
I leave you with these: Matthew 6:28, Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. And I hope I have scattered some seeds of hope in your heart and mind.
With love and hope, from Romance & the Homestead,