Sunflowers always make me smile. They always do! There is something truly happy about a sunflower. And much like sunflowers, we need to try and track the sun. In our case, the Son of God. Little but of wordplay, but you get the idea. Because we can sometimes feel like God has gone cold either on us, or at us. Either way, we’re wrong – if you’re feeling like you’ve lost the warmth of God’s face on yours, make like a sunflower, and track His face to feel His warmth once more.
Each day we get to choose what we cultivate in our hearts and minds. Some people can be great at gardening. Then, there are people like us: I’ve spent time lovingly nurturing and caring for a weed, which I’d thought was actually a flower. And we can do that in our spiritual lives too – we can spend so much time developing something that doesn’t have good roots or foundation! As disciples of Jesus Christ we need to be constantly checking in God, and Scripture, to ensure that those things in our lives that we are working on, are flowers not weeds; that they’re good for us, not bad; that we’re building God’s Kingdom, not our own.