“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven…”Ecclesiastes 3:1
I can hear the rustle of the leaves swirling around on the ground. And what is now fallen are the reminders of springs’ vibrant, green foliage now seemingly painted with a cognac brown hue. The crisp, dry air is the inauguration of the shriveling up process of the leaves. With nothing left, each one releases its hold on the branch and cascades to the ground. The winds of change are blowing through, and the turnover of a new season is here.
There is a sense and a stirring when the seasons of our lives begin to change. Is it God’s way of helping us to release the old, antiquated ways that are no longer producing fruit in our lives? Are we embracing the new revelation that is knocking at our hearts’ door and presenting itself in a fresh, inviting way? God is always moving in a forward, progressive manner. It seems that we are forever catching up with Him. Yet, He is so patient with us. He leaves us breadcrumbs along the road, knowing that we will see them, tuck them into our hearts, and be reminded of His great compassion toward us continuously. Moving into a new season is not always easy, and sometimes we are even reluctant to let go. But there can be found a pleasant surprise when we realize that the sweet fruit of its’ harvest can sustain our souls in such a way that we have not experienced before.
Take a few moments and ponder your season of change. Here are a couple of questions you may want to consider:
- What are some of the positive things that you are sensing about it?
- Is there anything that you are discerning that needs to be released from your life? This can be relationships, habits, jobs or anything else that you feel may be hindering your walk with Christ.
Father God. I thank you for this new season that I am entering into. Reveal to me Your purposes and help me to accept Your timing of it. Bring to the light anything that I need to release unto you. Amen