Devotion: One Day Fully Bloomed
Appreciating the winter season requires a present moment focus, where one sees God in many things.
+ Coldness tends to keep our hearts warmer through love, closeness, and seasonal activities.
+ Quietness, within the many silent moments, affords us the opportunity to hear God’s heart with greater clarity.
+ Isolation* affords the opportunity to know ourselves (the truer-self) in a deeper way, as we come to know God more RELATIONALLY.
+ Snow provides beauty and comfort, until there’s too much. Yet, for some, removal can be fun for play and work. (I am not one!) Smile
+ Bare Trees are a reminder of the solidarity in community, as we ALL stand naked before our living God with eager expectation. As one blooms, the rest lift arms of praise to the Creator. For each realizes, one day, we will ALL experience FULL bloom in a heavenly space. No more darkness or storms of life. No more sickness. No more dying. No, to death! Truly, a vision fair to keep our hearts strong, as we wait prepared!.
Word: Rev. 21:1, 22:12; Thess. 4:13-18; and I Cor. 15:51
* A spiritual discipline.
Rev. Dr. Dianthia Gilmore
Created: Feb. 11, 2022
Revised: Feb. 20, 2022
In whatever situation, “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praises will continually be on my lips” (Ps. 34:1).