Morning Glory!

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.

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Hi! My name is Amy. I am a former atheist and, for a season, practiced witchcraft. God drew me out of darkness 17 years ago and gave me the spiritual gifts of knowing and faith. He gives me daily encouragement and affirmation and I hope to share Him with you. If you have not yet met the one true God, His name is Jesus Christ, and may I be the first to introduce you to Him? He is the Restorative Savior God promised Adam and Eve 6,000 years ago (Genesis 3:15) after they had sinned in the garden, bringing separation from God because of disobedience. It is rightly reported that a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem He was born of a virgin, lived a blameless perfect life in and around Jerusalem, died on a cross on Golgotha for the world's sin, and 3 days later rose again. YES! ROSE AGAIN! AMAZING! Please get baptized in His name, and walk in an eternal restored fellowship with Christ. You can get to know Him by reading, marking, and inwardly digesting His Word.... His Holy Bible.
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