The Bloom of Becoming
A bloom begins —
It’s bud tightly closed
The opening of each day, it leans towards the sun
It stands in waiting and pauses at dusk.
It’s petals move only but a whisper
Holding and yielding in the moment
At rest, the flower moves with beauty
It’s eventual blossom, unhurried by force.
We long for the time of flowering
Our desire to blush peaks
In time, the Sun assures with rays of Light
Let us bask in becoming, in obedience we rest.
In the stillness of opening —
God beckons us.
One thing I’ve been struck with, is how wonderful God is in the whole process of renewal. His attitude is completely different from the tact the world takes.
The world’s focus on change is transformation that can be seen and measured.
How far have I come and am I continuing to improve and achieve? That is the voice of tyranny to results oriented thinking.
God’s way brings beauty from within. But, oh, how unnatural it feels to me, in my current earthbound state.
Each time I get excited about the new endeavors God has given me, I fall prey to wanting things to be new right now.
I’ve been reminded this week to enjoy the process of becoming.
God designed it that I be renewed a little each day. And it’s completely becoming to Him in every way.
Now, if only I can give myself the same break. Then, I know I will blossom in His love!
“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” Emily Dickinson
“In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15