The huge potted mums was lying on its side again. Though larger than most, the plastic planter was no match for the strong winds and rain that were normal for this time of the year.
Most of the beautiful red, yellow and orange leaves that had majestically crowned the tree tops were now lying in a bronze colored carpet on the ground.
There weren’t enough leaves for the neighboring kids to frolic in but there was certainly enough to send my husband off to the local hardware store for a rake and recycling yard bags. Yes, what was just a few weeks ago considered fall splendor, was now work. But it had to be done, especially as the winter season loomed ominously around the corner.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the heaven.”
All seasons created by God for His plan and purpose, just as the seasons of our lives. Yet, unlike the climatic seasons that are experienced corporately, the seasons in our lives are very much personalized.
We are all at differing stages in life and in our faith. Yet, God in His sovereignty knows exactly what we need and knows the exact time to execute his plan to draw us to Him and transform us for His purpose.
What season of life are you in? Are you experiencing the hand of God working in your life?
Autumn or fall, the transitional season.
A time for harvest and God’s beautiful gift of color as summer changes over to winter. A time when the days get shorter and the weather is much cooler. The preparatory time for nature to get ready for its icy slumber.
Is there transition in your life? Leaving things behind and moving forward? When the strong fall winds and rain attempt to topple us over, we need to allow the strong arms of our loving Saviour to keep us rightly positioned. Even though this can be a time of uncertainty, we are still called to give thanks in all things, for this is the will of God.
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
Loved by some and tolerated by most. More often now than before, I’m seeing how beautiful a wintry scenery can be. Still winter remains my least favorite season. Gray, icy and cold. Dark, dull and dreary. The sun, though ever-present, is furthest away. As some of nature lay dead or dormant, we find living life in the winter season can be most challenging. Why does it linger so!!Remember, though the Son may seem far away, He is ever-present.Click To Tweet
In this season we may feel surrounded by the gloom of trials. It may seem dark and hopeless as we experience difficulties that linger on and on. This is the time to remember that, though the Son may seem far away, He is ever-present. Resting and trusting in Him brings great comfort and peace. Although it may seem like it at times, we are reminded in His word he has not forgotten us.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
So we look forward to Spring!!
The start of new life as the weather gets warmer, flowers bloom and the trees start to bud. The sun draws nearer, shortening the nights and brightening the days, bringing nature out of hibernation. The season of renewal and rebirth, spring restores our hope in what was lost and what is to come. Our spirit feels lighter, thanks to brighter days and more exposure to sunlight. Sure there will be lots of rain but it is so necessary to help bring forth a greater harvest.Are we able to feel the Master's shears? Allow Him to prune away the dead and unwanted things from your life.Click To Tweet
Are we able to feel the Master’s shears? We can not lose the spring in our steps. We need to allow Him to prune away the dead and unwanted things from our life. It will direct new spiritual growth and increase our fruitfulness, bringing joy to our Father.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
Glorious Summer….one of my favorites!!
I’ve always been a warm weather girl. Capri, t-shirts and sandals. Ice cream, ice cappuccino and picnics in the park. Sun! sun! and more sun! It is bright, cheery and almost carefree. Green grass, squealing children and backyard barbecues. Who doesn’t want to enjoy longer days and beach front vacations?
Are we enjoying the warmth of summer? Life feels good and all is well. God allows us periods of rest to enjoy His blessings. However, in this season it can be easy to relax so much we forget to be mindful of the needs of others. May we remember to pray and seek God for those who may be walking through a different season than we are.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
No matter what season we find our self in, may we be ever conscious of Christ’s great love for us. May we hold to the knowledge that we are precious to Him and walk in the understanding that we truly belong to Him. Know that His ultimate goal, no matter what He allows, is to make us a true reflection of Him. He uses each season of life to help us grow and mature as He strengthen us in our faith.
So come on dear friends, let us journey together by faith today. God bless you!