First things first. Believers, I ask that, if the Lord lays us on your heart, that you would pray for my family this week.
Now on to the blog…
I was out on the front porch this morning doing my half hour of daily exercise and noticed my morning glory vines twisting in and out of the deck railing. Their vibrant purple flower and deep red and white double star center craned towards the morning sun, trying to catch a sunbeam on their face. Earlier this week I had noticed how their leaves look like great big hearts. (Come to think of it, many trees and shrubs have leaves that look like hearts….hmmm?)
It reminded me of when I woke up this morning. My family is going through a couple of stressful situations this week, and I had to purposely and deliberately enter that prayer closet in my brain to not only pray but to purposely praise our triune God.
As I struggled to say even a 5 second prayer of praise, I felt the Holy Spirit burst forth with the inspired prayer, “I praise you… ‘Morning Glory.’ It was one of those moments where I was listening to myself pray and then I said something and I know the words did not come from me.
Jesus is my Morning Glory. I don’t know what I would do if I did not have Him to rest my restless stressful thoughts upon. He is my peace amidst the turbulent storm. He is like that morning glory I was admiring during my morning routine. Always beautiful, always majestically arrayed in splendorous color and artistry, always blooming with life, always facing the
sun. Always a reminder that He is the Vine. But even so much more than a morning glory blossom, he is always there, always in control, and He is God and I have His promise, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I think David, if he were alive today, would understand. Psalm 5: 1-3 “Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice, in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”
Jesus, you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. You live! I ask that you would help my family this week Lord in a mighty and powerful way. I pray that your power in our life would be as evident as the tender gentleness of a morning glory, Lord God. You are my warrior King and you fight on my behalf. In your name, Jesus, and your name alone, Amen.