When I wake up now, I realize that my Saturday and Sunday mornings of sitting out in my swing, surrounded by all our green flourishing trees and plants, is soon to be on a “seasonal hold.” Once it’s too cold to sit outside and watch the sunrise, I’ll be inside curled up on the sofa with a winter throw across my legs, staring out the window to watch the sun break through my neighbor’s leafless oaks.
And that’s all good, too! One thing I’ve learned about trees in the winter time is this – the fall and winter may be when some trees lose their leaves, but in the winter is when the roots, that private unseen life of a tree, is growing deeper and stronger. (Can you relate?)
But what’s had me thinking this weekend, while studying my Bible and jotting down a few thoughts is this …
No matter what season of life we are in, when we wake up to a new day with Jesus, we wake up to another lovely day!
There’s no way it can’t be.
Because He is there.
Do you believe that right now, where you are in life, that God deeply loves you? Or are you doubting His delight in you?
Before you read any further, just sit for a moment with the silence around you and let your thoughts really ponder on that question… do you believe that right now, where you are in life, that God deeply loves you?
While you think on this, softly say out loud what you are thinking … He’s listening.
You know, we all face and go through seasons of life…some that are just brimming over with joy and ‘sunshine.’ And then there are those seasons that were nothing but hits from tsunami’s of turmoil and suffering. As soon as we enter into the fall of 2020, we will be entering into another new season of our life’s journey with our loving God. And one thing that is certain is …
God always provides for us the time and space to rest with Him IN the season. He is faithful in creating the need in us to come away with Him and simply allow His kindness to restore us. Rejuvenate us.
He does this because resting is necessary if we are to live the abundant life in Christ we’ve been given through grace. Resting is a daily practice because it’s when we practice His presence, resting in His faithfulness, that we realize even more His nearness in our life. How He surrounds us. Fills us. And reveals His glory to us!
No matter the season of life we may find ourselves in now, tomorrow, or next month, let’s be sure to worship God with all of our being because with Jesus every morning we wake up, we wake up to the gracious gift of …
Another lovely day.
“In Your presence is fullness of joy,” psalm 16:11.