Flowers are often given as a token of one’s heart. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, flowers are a simple way to let another know that they are loved.
Fresh cut flowers are beautiful at first. But as the days pass, they will begin to die. They start to wilt and lose their color which is quite the opposite of their intended purpose. The flowers will never return to their original, lively state because they’ve been cut from their source of life. No matter how long you keep the flowers, the state of beauty that they once were ceases to exist. Permanently.
A flower can grow as long as there is healthy soil, proper light and water. When cut off from those necessities, they won’t be able to maintain their health for long. The same thing happens when we cut ourselves off from God. Distractions in life come in all forms, some of which we may not be aware. Before we know it, we’re wilting and discolored spiritually.
John 15:4-6 says “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Be cautious of things that can cut you off from the true, life giving source. Things of this world can produce a sense of happiness but those things are only temporary. It may seem that you’re functioning on your own but it will be a matter of time before you are spiritually dying. God never cuts us off. He waits to hear from each of us daily, just as we wait to hear from people we that love.
“Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.’” Psalms 16:1-2
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6