7 June 2012

As we sat eating supper at the dinner table, something down the table caught my attention.

Spring Daisies

I looked over to see this vase of daisies. As I watched, one wilted flower was mournfully dropping its head. From lack of water it was exhausted and had started to let go of life.

The stem was not deep enough in the vase to reach the water which had been quickly drank by the dozen daisies. The pathetic, now bent stem looked rather mournful with its head hanging low.

I quickly took some water and filled the vase back up to the rim, hoping to keep that sad end from meeting any of the others.

Little did I expect the next morning…

Daisies

…to find a certain little flower holding its head up high. Bent though its little neck was, the daisy’s cheerful yellow face was now turned to the sun once again. The water had refreshed the life of the sad flower, giving it all the more strength and resolve to stand strong.

This little incident reminded me of a couple verses that are very dear to me – verses that remind us to:

- Seek to be transformed in the renewing our minds in God’s Word
- Discern and pursue the will of God, what is good, acceptable, and perfect
- To be refreshed in Christ – through His Word, prayer, edification of believers, etc.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of
your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

—Romans 12:2

And especially:

“Refresh my heart in Christ.”
—Philemon 1:20b

Turn your face to the Son and be refreshed.




  1. 13 Responses to “Refreshed”

  2. Caitie Hedgcock on Jun 7, 2012 said:

    Beautiful pictures and a wonderful illustration and reminder of a timeless truth! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Caitie


  3. Jenny on Jun 7, 2012 said:

    This is such a wonderful and timely reminder. Thank you so much for sharing this!


  4. Lucia on Jun 7, 2012 said:

    *sigh* ..beautiful. I am indeed refreshed by this. :)


  5. Jenna K. on Jun 7, 2012 said:

    Beautiful flowers!! They are refreshing! =D


  6. Charity on Jun 7, 2012 said:

    Beautiful flowers and beautiful post!!


  7. Purity Leigh on Jun 7, 2012 said:

    Wonderful post and so “refreshing”. Thank you for sharing!


  8. Miss Antoinette on Jun 8, 2012 said:

    What lovely flowers!

    Amen! May we always be refreshed in Christ, and seek Him in all we do. <3

    Blessings to you and your family!

    Been thinking about y'all often as of late, and hope to see you in the near future! :)


  9. Tarissa on Jun 8, 2012 said:

    Beautiful flowers often contain beautiful morals and powerful thoughts. Thanks for sharing this, Emily Rose!


  10. Stephanie on Jun 8, 2012 said:

    I always find it fascinating how many lessons we can learn through God’s creation! Thanks for posting this!

    http://hopefulforhomemaking.blogspot.com

    ~Stephanie


  11. Laurel on Jun 9, 2012 said:

    Hi Emily!

    You might remember meeting me at Christ the King church a couple of Sunday’s ago! It is great finding your blog! I saw a picture on Pinterest that interested me so I went to the location which was Six Angles. Then I saw your name and picture which lead me to this blog. I have actually ran across this blog before in the past. But now I know who you are! :) I love running across blogs by people that I know!

    By the way, the pictures of the daisies are so pretty. So cheerful! And the reminder is great.

    Laurel

    laurelscrazylife.blogspot.com


  12. Karen on Jun 14, 2012 said:

    What a lovely description of how the Lord is blessing me. You see, I was that rather mounful flower and the Lord has placed me deeper into His Vase and then added His Water, the Water that offers us a Deep Well of Life. I am so thankful for His Gentle Leading to me and His Soft Touch that comes to me and takes me by my hand and leads me to His Restoration! He is SO GOOD and to be PRAISED!


  13. Allison on Jun 20, 2012 said:

    Dear Emily Rose,

    I was delighted to meet you and your sister at the CHEF conference yesterday! I enjoyed chatting with both of you so much, and will try to remeber my camera a little more often. :)

    Thank you for the encouragement in the above post, and lovely photos!

    Love,
    Allison


  14. Szera on Jun 21, 2012 said:

    Dear Emily! I wanted to write you an e-mail, but could not find the address. I love your site! Clean, simple and beautiful! :) May I ask what church you belong to? I am also believer!
    Love, Hungary: Szera




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