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!
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.
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