Bloom

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. – Psalm 1:1-3 NLT
 
Heavenly Father, things are loveliest and best when they are blooming in the right season. Life has many seasons, each with its own beauty. How can I bloom in every season? By following you and reflecting the beauty of your holiness, love, and wisdom. Father, the Bible says that you are the great gardener. Apart from you, I will wither and die. O Lord, I give myself to you and ask that you would prune away the useless and rotten parts of my heart so I will bloom in your love through all the seasons of life. Amen.
 
[from 365 Pocket Prayers by Ronald A Beers]