Friday, September 2, 2011

There is a Season (Part 2).....

My husband and I often tease about the fact that we still haven't gotten completely used to the cold and snow that settles into our area from November to March. Sure, we now have a good supply of "winter clothes," and are quickly becoming expert shovelers, but our Florida blood hasn't acclimated yet.
We've also been surprised at how long some of the winter weather lasts. We've had snow as early as October and experienced a pretty significant snowfall last April. We are already trying to mentally prepare ourselves for the cold weather that will be here in a couple short months.
March 23, 2011
We are thankful when the snow piles finally melt and dandelions take their place. We know that no matter how long the season seems to last, there will be an ending and a beginning to a new season. 

The Bible speaks much about beginnings and endings as well. 

Psalm 30:5
 For His anger is but for a moment,  His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. 

Ecclesiastes 3:11
 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.


Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

*Are you enduring a difficult season right now? Are you amazed at how LONG your winter is lasting? Do you hope and pray for a renewing spring in your life?

Be encouraged and reminded that each season (both in nature and in our daily walk) has a beginning and an end. Joy WILL come in the morning!

*Are you currently in a beautiful season of life? While, I don't intend to "rain on your parade," be aware that every season will come to a close. Do not be surprised when you are suddenly dealing with spiritual storms, droughts, and freezing temperatures. Enjoy every day of this enjoyable season while preparing yourself for the changing of the seasons that WILL come.

Whatever season you are currently in, remember Psalm 52:1,
"The goodness of God endures continually."
post signature
Want to keep up with the lessons I'm learning from the seasons?? Subscribe here  to receive posts in your reader or e-mail inbox! 



Photo Credits:
Summer Sky
Spring
Fall Lake Trees
Winter