A Seed or an Empty Pod?
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV
"Will you prove to be an empty pod with no seed inside?" is a question Oswald Chambers asks in My Utmost For His Highest.
In the spring, our violet crocus pop up in the yard. I've always compared myself to that little guy. It loves to burst out of the ground saying, "Good Morning Spring!"
I'm the Good Morning singer in my world. Ask anyone who has had the misfortune of rising with me or bumping into me first thing of the morning. I sing one of two songs:
1. (from Singing In the Rain)"Good morning, Good morning, Hey it's great to be up late. Good morning, Good morning to you!"
Or the one that can spring from my lips any ol' time of day:
2. (Carol King's treasure - Beautiful)"You've got to get up every morning, with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart. Then people gonna treat you better, you're gonna find, yes you will. That you're beautiful, as you feel."
Now, I must admit, that many days I don't feel beautiful. As a matter of fact some days I have moments where I can't feel anything at all!
The Truth is we are called to walk in obedience, in the Light we've been given each day whether we “feel” like it or not.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD. Psalms 89:15 NIV
The problem with the crocus is she often gets slammed with a surprise cold snap and BLAM! she's a goner! She may start strong but she seems to only be here for a minute and then POOF! she's gone.
The daffodils, however slowly rising from the ground. Their stalks are sturdy and when they explode with color, their beauty has staying power.
Lord, You have given me so many reasons to shine Your Light onto others. Teach me to walk in Your Light so that I might burst forth with fruit that lasts like Your beautiful daffodils.
Don't think I'm gonna stop singing…