I’m not doing so well emotionally today, but I am trying to not let people/circumstances get the best of me. I’m trying to be ever-blooming despite these piercing thorns.
I’m willing to admit life isn’t always rosey even when you live at the beach. But like my beautiful blooming rose, I’m trying to emit a lovely fragrance through it all.
It is a peculiar thing when your own radio show or writings speak to you. This video was a good reminder for me.
Previously, I discussed the importance of roses receiving at least 6 hours of direct sunlight
also known as being in Full Sun in order to maximize their bloom potential and to help fight off disease.
We know that some roses can get by when planted in areas that will receive somewhere between just 3-6 hours of direct sunlight known as partial shade, but their growth tends to be limited, the blooms are smaller, and the foliage more apt for fungi to cling to.
Similarly, when Christians receive several hours a day of Jesus Christ’s direct SONlight through prayer, reading His Word, listening to Christian radio, worship, or attending a Bible study for example, they are positioned to reach their maximum potential. Unlike those who rarely receive God’s Light, their decision to remain in the partial shade will limit their growth and their blooms will be smaller while being more likely to fall prey to sin and disease. Today, ask yourself, am I firmly planted in a position to receive Full Sun or am I limiting myself to Partial Shade?
“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.’ “ John 8:12