I just completed my online classes for the Summer term for Liberty University online! Currently, I am a Master of Arts student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with the university.
In past posts (for Sarah’s Spiritual Walk and Atlanta Christian Voice), I have shared how artwork has had an impact on my life, from a selfcare standpoint and as a future counselor. I am now going to talk about how nature (particularly flowers), have had an impact on me, from a selfcare standpoint and as a future counselor.
~”The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”~Song of Solomon, 2:12, ESV~
One of the main reasons that I like flowers is because they are representative of the character and nature of God. God made flowers to reflect Him just as He created people to reflect Him and His image. Flowers of all kinds (whether they be tulips, daisies, sunflowers, etc.), all glorify who God is, as our Creator.
All flowers glorify the Lord, as the Creator, because each shade of the colors of every flower represents the beauty of God. God makes all things beautiful and in His image. Because God made flowers in His image, they are a direct reflection of His creation because they show that God is the Creator of all things, including flowers.
I remember taking a morning walk on a Sunday a couple of weeks ago. I took many pictures of several flowers and admired them. Oh, how beautiful the petals of each flower were that I saw! Oh, how gorgeous the stems and leaves of the flowers that I saw that day! These were the images that I saw and that I marveled, as God’s creation, as I blessed the Lord for making and creating these flowers.
~”Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”~Psalm 103:1-2, ESV~
As my mouth blesses the Lord, I thank Him for the flowers. As my mouth blesses the Lord, I praise Him that He chose to include flowers as a part of His magnificent creation. As my mouth blesses the Lord, I worship God for who He is, as my Lord and Savior, and fall at His feet. I anoint Jesus’ feet with oil and flowers, in His holy name.
As I imagine myself anointing Jesus’ feet with oil and flowers, I think to myself of how my Lord and Savior anoints my feet with oil and flowers. This is simply because He loves me. Jesus places flowers, of all kinds at my feet, to show me His grace: tulips, daisies, sunflowers, and many other kinds of flowers.
Thinking of the grace of God that He shows me day by day is majestic. It is wondrous and goes beyond space and time. It is altogether beautiful. Altogether lovely. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!