All in Seasons
“…I needed to remind myself of God - above all a loving Father, steadfast and unwavering regardless of earthly circumstances, and the promise of eternal life.”
I battled with the lie that I am unlovable and sought for fulfillment of this in the world around me, but God waited... He allowed me to get sick and wrestle with this Truth.
Discipline brings freedom. Decisions for control, made out of fear, will never bring freedom and will inhibit our ability to love.
I’m learning that his power is made perfect in weakness. That the more cracks we have, the more we need Him. The more that His Grace has room to fill us if we let Him.
I’m not obsessing over the proper steps to being a good Christian, but I am making steps to knowing Jesus’ redeeming love.
God calls me to love myself, to see myself as God sees me and to accept God’s version of me. God calls me to love those seemingly unlovable parts of myself—the failures and anger and aggression.
"I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live."
Of course as Christians we have a daily struggle to grow in virtue and holiness, but the game changer is believing that we were created for it!
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I’m ready to have high standards for myself, and to fight complacency. I am ready to set aside the fast food world, and to choose what really satisfies. I’m ready to feast on the Bread of Life.
We are preparing the Child Himself. In our waiting, we bring forth His life, His presence, His peace. The One whom we await is already within us, growing, increasing, and taking shape in our lives.
The season is about more than just going without. It is about making the necessary changes to grow closer to the Lord and grow in holiness.
It is a new year, and perhaps for you this is the year that you give up your dreams and ask God for glimpses into His glorious plan.
I don’t know about New Year’s resolutions. Frankly, I’m a little skeptical of making them, even of making spiritual ones.
I have always been inspired by the glimmer of a new year. To me, a new year is an opportunity to start fresh...