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Sitting on the Edge!

10 Sep

Sitting on the Edge!.

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Sitting on the Edge!

10 Sep

Sitting on the Edge!

In my last week’s blog entitled Good-bye Summer, I wrote about the seasons changing.  I wanted to once again touch upon seasons of change.  Why, you may ask?  My answer to you would be, because we are always in a season of change!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

When we think of season’s changing in the natural we either look forward to them or dread them!  I feel we do the same in our life’s seasons of change, we either are sitting on the edge of our seat in expectation of something new, or we are pushing back in our seats, tightly gripping the arm rest, in dread of what is coming next! My friend let me encourage you: Change is coming for your good!

There is purpose behind everything that we go through, whether our experiences are good or bad!  I often encourage people who are going through difficult times to be strong in the Lord, because it is only a season! Bad times will not stay!  This bad season, like so many good seasons in your life will pass as well!

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

I wanted to really focus on expectation today!  When we are looking to God for our answers, we should have expectation or hope that He will work every detail out for our good!  We may not see how things could possibly work out to our advantage in the bad seasons of our lives, but with God, we can trust that they always will!  His purposes are much greater for us than just simply getting us through each season!  He is constantly proving Himself faithful to us!  He can be trusted with the most difficult of seasons.   Even though what you may be going through is not good, He will use it in your life to develop something good out of it!

We used to play a little game when I was in school called the trust game!  It went something like this:  We would all pair off into groups of two.  One person would stand with their backs toward the second.  The object of the game was for the person standing in front  to fall backward and completely trust that the person behind you would catch you!  At first this was totally terrifying, but the more we fell back and were caught the freer and trusting we became.  Then we would switch partners and have to learn to trust all over again!

Do you know walking through life with God is much like that little game!  At first, you may be terrified to let yourself fall and trust Him to catch you!  However, the more you fall back into His loving Arms and choose to trust Him, the easier it will become! I encourage you today that no matter what season you are in, to embrace it with great expectation and trust!  Trust the One who holds all of your purpose and destiny in His hands and simply fall back,  He will always catch you!

Good-Bye Summer!

4 Sep

Good-Bye Summer!

Fall leaf that is dying

 James 1:17 (KJV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Good morning! As I sit on my front porch sipping my morning cup of coffee, there is a very warm breeze gently blowing.  Obviously, the heat of summer has not yet realized that we have gone through the Labor Day Weekend which is the general consensus that summer is officially over!  Saying good-bye to the summer is not something I am actually relishing at the moment! The summer season of warm weather actually never lasted very long in Georgia this year as we had a really long, cold winter and mild summer! Somehow, my mind does not want to focus on our beautiful fall seasons, but rather, the thoughts of going into another long winter which is not really appealing to me if you know what I mean.  As usual, though, we will suck it up and deal with it when it comes!  The key is knowing that God is always trying to bless us as we let go of the old and embrace the new!

I do love the fall season in Georgia, the weather is spectacular and the North Georgia Mountains are breathtaking when they are in full color!  I love cooking hearty soups and bake goods for my family.  I especially love making pumpkin rolls, and homemade Apple butter.  As I look out past my front yard today, I do believe we are having an early fall season in Georgia this year.   Already the Dogwood leaves in the past week or so have turned to a light golden and orange.  There is something about the seasons changing that causes anticipation in me to know that seasons in my life are changing as well.   One thing I have learned, whether things are good or bad, they will pass.  The key is to know when to let the change happen.  When do we let things fall away from our lives like the fall leaves that tumble down ever  so gracefully? I believe we know when things must fall.  We become very discontent and begin searching for newness.   It amazes me that even when things seem wonderful, that the Lord is always trying to bless us with better. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to hold on to things that are dead or dying like fall leaves, but rather I want the Lord to be able to bless me with newness!

 

Fall is here and so are PUMPKIN ROLLS!

9 Nov

Fall is here and so are PUMPKIN ROLLS!.

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