My sunflowers last year were just incredible – all different sizes and colors. Watching them grow was both exciting and rewarding.
In late September, I harvested hundreds of seeds to be planted this year and carefully dried and packaged my bounty. However, I was quickly discouraged and turned-off from replanting when I began to till the soil.
New York had a rather dry Spring, and the ground was tough and unyielding. Jamming the pick into the ground with little response left me walking away in frustration…and I quit.
Later that week, I was voicing my defeat when someone mentioned that I should try again after it rains. The ground will be much softer and receptive, and I will certainly have easier success. That is exactly what I am planning to do.
Of course, this touches me spiritually. Many of the people that I have prayed for and spoken to of Jesus have been difficult to break into. They seem just as tough and stubborn as the sunflower patch.
This next wave of the Holy Spirit being poured out on our world will work wonders in softening hearts and minds to the things of the Lord.
“Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down
You’re my Comforter and Friend
How we need your touch again!”
This is my prayer for my world and yours.
God bless your labors with His Spirit.
I love you.