Good morning, beauty

Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was never arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27

God made the lilies beautiful and fragrant and suited for their environment. Lilies do not strive to be lilies, they simply are. And God enjoys in them. We put so much unnecessary toiling and spinning upon ourselves as if we can make ourselves lilies or somehow attain greater “lilyship.” Jesus goes on to say “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, how much more will He clothe you?” We are beautifully arrayed in God’s great love and grace. That is what makes us His pleasure, His joy, His children.

Lord, help me to be more aware of who I am, made by You and not so focused on what I am trying to make myself.