TO me there is nothing more beautiful than SUNFLOWERS. They just have a way of brightening up your day. These were given to me recently by a dear friend. I placed them in a spot where I would see them first thing every morning. They lasted longer than normal and truth is they just seemed to smile at me when I would enter the room each morning.

Sadly enough a few days ago they began to WILT. As I watched them change slowly but surely, some thoughts came to mind. I did a little research.

What does it really mean to WILT? WILT….. verb /wilt/ past tense: wilted; 1.(of a plant, leaf, or flower) become limp through heat, loss of water, or disease; droop.(of a person) lose one’s energy or vigor.

So lets convert WILT terms for a flower to HUMAN terms.

Limp through heat- Facing things that seem too MUCH.Loss of water- Removed ourselves from the word of God. The river of life.

DISEASE- what have you attached yourself to that is killing you?

Droop- Sad in spirit. Loss of Energy or vigor- Simply tired.

Have you been WILTED or do you feel as if you may WILT right now? Is something weighing heavy on your mind, body and spirit at this very moment? DO you feel as if your water ( your life line) has been removed? DO you find yourself hopeless, tired and wilted? Life will bring things that cause you to get tired ( wilted). ARE you thirsty for renewal, revival, recovery? If your WILTED right now just remember you don’t have to die there.

The Opposite of WILT is to Thrive, Flourish, to gain new LIFE. Replace that space of wilting with HOPE… Hope for a future. Hope for peace. If your feeling wilted this morning I hope you will take the time to read these verses below. They are a reminder that God holds the “revival dirt” in his hands for you. He can bring you to a place where you can THRIVE and FLOURISH.

Matthew 11: 28-29 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Jeremiah 31:25 “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Isaiah 40: 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

James 1:11a For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost.