SON-Flower Prayer

To You, O LORD, we lift up our eyes. You are our singular focus. You are all that we want and all that we need.

On the morning of October 1, 2012 the Lord awakened me at 1:11am and instructed me to go listen for what He had to say.  Outside the early harvest moon shone brightly completely illuminating the landscape, reminding me of how when we focus on God and look to Him for our answers and direction, He uses us to become reflections of His Light like the moon is to the sun.  The moon has no light of its own, but when it is facing the sun, it reflects the light of the sun into what would otherwise be the darkness of night and we are able to more easily find our way.  The automatic sprinklers in the front yard had just come on and it was as if He was reminding me of the fountain of His Living Water always available just below the surface, if we will be choose to tap into it.  As I stood gazing out the kitchen window at the beautiful pictures of His truth He was showing me in the night, a prayer came forth. It follows below.  Its focus is neither the moon, nor the night, but connects these with how we are like sunflowers, which bloom upturned to the sun and within their center a harvest is produced which feeds others.  May we embrace our role as His SONflowers, and with upturned, adoring faces, allow Him to produce His harvest in us with which He can feed others and bring them to new life.  God bless you! ~ Elizabeth

Lord God, we adore You as the Son (not the sun). In You is all light. With You what was dark is dark no longer.  You are the Living Water which comes down from the throne to refresh us. With You, we are no longer longing and thirsty. We are satisfied.  Our thirst is quenched. We are revived to new life, restored to begin again, washed clean and ready to feed on You, looking for real food which will nourish us and grow us in You, not just the milk of babes.  You are the Source of all things, including life now and through eternity.  You are here.  You are here with us.  And You alone are worthy of worship.  You are the only One to whom we offer our lives and ongoing praise.  You are our first love, the One upon whom we fix our ongoing gaze.  We revel in Your Light of Truth, which reveals layer upon blessed layer of who You are.  You are love, mercy and truth, increasing in our midst.  Do you see us adoring Lord?  Our faces upturned looking only at You and will remain so for You are our Source.  Oh Son, be reflected in us to those in the dark night of misunderstanding and lack of knowledge around us as the moon reflects the sun! You alone can illuminate the proper path which You have created upon which we will be blessed when we walk.  Lord God, only by Your Light of Truth shining into the darkness by Your grace (and love), can this path be seen.  You are the only Light of the world.  There is no other.  Your Spirit pierces our personal darkness with Your revelation Light.  Ah Lord, we revel in how great Your harvest – both the harvest that is and that harvest that is to be – as one by one more of us see You, Your way, receive Your water of refreshing and are nourished on the food from the harvest which is already ripe, so that we are grown and produce the fruit from which more in turn will feed, becoming Your harvest in and for the next generation.  Oh Lord, as one by one by one we join together with upturned faces which worship, adore and pray with You as our singular focus, Your Kingdom is grown, Your glory is shown, Your renown and acclaim increase and You – our Savior – the One in whom we delight – become known and You are magnified in our midst.  Worthy, O Lamb, are You alone to be praised!

 

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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  (A current outreach is The Japan GRIEF Project.)  For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

One thought on “SON-Flower Prayer”

  1. Awesome blog!

    >________________________________ > From: Nuggets of God’s Wisdom >To: alexjane2001@yahoo.com >Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:10 AM >Subject: [New post] SON-Flower Prayer > > WordPress.com >Elizabeth Fulgaro posted: ” To You, O LORD, we lift up our eyes. You are our singular focus. You are all that we want and all that we need. On the morning of October 1, 2012 the Lord awakened me at 1:11am and ” >

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