Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Like A Morning Glory Disciple

Greetings and Holykisses,

Walking passed  the prayer closet yesterday;
I stopped for a moment to deadhead tunies  planted
in the rusted out water trough.  
That's when I noticed something:
A morning glory had reached out
and taken up the cross.

Can you find the cross?
center; just under the bottom rail post.
It came in my mail recently from a dear blogger buddy, and it's a solar light.  
Such a sweet

How quickly this morning glory vine reached out and had taken up this cross. 
Just how many days had it been since I'd entered into thy closet, and shut thy door to pray to my heavenly Father in secret?   Two days?  Three; I wasn't sure?  -Long enough for a morning glory to reach out and cling to the cross.  Far too long.

  "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, as I also remain in you.  No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.  Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  I am the vine;  you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  John 15: 1-5

Oh to be ... like a morning glory disciple. 
One that's been deadheaded by the Gardener; - encouraged to bloom.
Denying my selfish wants and busyness to simply follow Him-
Abiding every day.
... with all my heart.


Debra said...

Lea~How fitting, as I was thinking over the very same topics....beautiful.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Even the Morning Glorys heed the's POWERFUL! From one sweetie to another...Roxie

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Girl, you've done it again!!! Or should I say the divine spirit has found you once again!!! Just perfect and that photo of the vine on the cross is AWESOME!!!! I hope your getting hard copies of all these!! Perfect spot for the cross too! Hugs!!

Dee said...

wonderful post Lea...I love the solar light cross...first time I have ever seen one.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Wow! I can't believe that vine found it's grip on the cross like that. I just love it. I wonder if my life, as it grows, is always seeking after the cross and gripping to it with all I've got. Gave me a lot to think about. . .!

Anonymous said...

How difficult we sometimes make things, yet we can learn from a morning glory to just reach out to the cross.
Thank you Lea for sharing and thank you Lord for your blessings every day.

Love Jeanie

Attic Clutter said...

Lea the lady with one of the very cutest blogs on the block
How fun to see and read your blog(:) the branch fence~!!

Fran. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Morning Glory Vine!! What a sermon!! You know God shows me things that way too! I am very visual and God knows it!! A very simple thing but so powerful right there in a vine!! Our sermon the other day was about the fruit of our vines/trees,spirit. Loved it. Your prayer closet is going to be so beautiful as the flowers grow and as you grow too!! Love your weekly messages keep them comin!! XOXO Love Frannie

Sunnyside Up said...

I want more than anything in my life to be like that morning glory vine...ever reaching towards My Father! To deny myself & SEEK MORE OF HIM! Grow in Him! BLOOM for Christ!

This post really got me to thinking Lea!! I thank God for the gift He has given you to SEE lessons in simple things! A morning glory vine & the cross....beautiful!


Fran. said...

Hey Lea that bunny in my pics was my Mom's too!! It always sat outside her yrailer porch for years!!! Can you believe it!!! I'm write more later by email but just had to share that!!!! XOXO Fran.