A Lily stood straight and tall in a small garden patch viewed by the window of the world
The great I AM, the Lord God had dressed her for the occasion with an orange fragile blossom that when fully unfolded delighted everyone who passed by
Though its life was to be short lived on Earth, the Lily knew why she was created. Her MAJOR purpose was to exhibit God’s beauty of HIS SON, which the Lily was to pour forth from her heart to the world each day
And another purpose was to pray with folded petals to God for the world’s people and those around the Lily.
The Lily also raised its head in praise each day to the great I AM, the Lord God almighty for all He had done and would do that day in the life of the Lily and those whom she kept close to her Heart.
Each day the Lily waits in the morning light for the sun to rise. Before it unfurls in the warmth of the Son’s embrace. Raising its head over the darkness of life Raising its head to show not all is darkness. She intends to shine as a light to the world. A Lily that need not check its appearance, Nor turn nor twist with worries galore For the Lord God has fully equipped this Lily. As He stands by her side this day and every day of her life, Holding her up with each ensuing storm of life. For the Lily is a light to others. Shining Lily of the Lord, shine! is the whisper of the Lord God, the great I AM.
The Lily does just that Shining for Jesus the Son, oh how she shines!
8 thoughts on “Tribute to the Daily Lilies by Rena @2012”
Lilies must have tiny ears or maybe its eyes for they sure know how to attract attention; ” Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.” Matthew 6:28 Where is the faith as small as can be contained in The Lily?
As Rena writes; ‘the light is light to others.’ Good job Rena and Lilies.
Really awesome responsibility to be a Lily! The successful of life keeps their eye on them as a research project to know how to be a connector and succeed!
Your comment here reminded me of a song, “Consider the Lilly”. (I believe you can you tube it and read the lyrics)
Rena says: “Her MAJOR purpose was to exhibit God’s beauty of HIS SON, which the Lily was to pour forth from her heart to the world each day.” Sounds to me in order to fulfill this purpose the condition of the heart is vital. And a right relationship with the Lord so His beauty will shine through.
“Who may climb the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place?
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the LORD’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. ” Psalm 24:4,5 NLT
Interesting footnote for Psalm 24: 4, “This refers to all lies, especially those told under oath. How greatly God values honesty! Dishonesty comes easily, especially when complete truthfulness could cost us something, make us uncomfortable, or put us in an unfavorable light. Dishonest communication hinders relationships. Without honesty, a relationship with God is impossible. If we lie to others, we will begin to deceive ourselves. God cannot hear us or speak to us if we are building a wall of self deception.”
Rena, good analogies. in your story. From Sara’s quote about Solomon and the LILIES’ great responsibility to remain lovely, beautiful inside while shining out…….and not put any “SPIN” on the words of our mouths or the intents of our hearts. After all, Jesus said that the LILIES of the field don’t spin. Good Advice. Thanks Rena & Sara.
Tammy your quote, “If we lie to others, we will begin to deceive ourselves. God cannot hear us or speak to us if we are building a wall of self deception” seems tome to be a powerful measuring stick. If we say or feel that we are not hearing answers from God, or feel as if our prayers are ineffective, maybe we should get out our measuring stick and see how high the wall is we constructed.
“Get out our measuring stick and see how high the wall we constructed,” reminds me of the Berlin Wall. It was built to divide and separate people for a period of time. That is what the wall you speak of does between us and God and his ability to answer us. A wall so thick that even if He spoke we could not hear Him. When the Berlin Wall was torn down many people were reunited and there was much verbal excitement. People could hear and share with one another again. When we tear down our walls perhaps we can get excited about talking to Jesus about the need of this one and that one. Perhaps then Jesus will answer our prayers as we bring the peoples needs to HIM. Perhaps then as we post each name of a person on GOD’S WALL of LIFE with a post-it and pray, we can quickly say God did IT for them.