In my living the plan of God for my life, I am reminded of the beauty and service found in the different and the uncommon; simple but strong.
When God brought this plant to my attention, I was amazed at its beauty. It reaches towards the sun. I reach towards the Son. In the odd we find the extraordinary beauty in God's creation.
I read a quote this morning at church by Benjamin Franklin. When I looked it up online, I found it interesting that the last part of the one sentence and the following sentences are left off of most all of the quotes listed which changes the context.
Here is the full paragraph of his speech to the founders of our country: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that "except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
God had me thinking. What do I reach for? If I don't maintain a strong foundation, then I can't build. He uses those who desire to be used, and often feel unworthy at best.
I'm going to continue to pray. It is very personal to me. I'm going to continue to grow in my faith. My foundation is secure.
Like this beautiful and unique flowering vine that is Jack and the Beanstalk worthy, I'm going to reach for the growth resources that only God can provide.
Fresh Find: Cute onesie!