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Autumn Reflections: Reflect on your journey of faith as you enter into the autumn season.
I grew up in New York where there were four seasons. Autumn was one of my favorite seasons with its cooler temperatures and the changing color of the leaves on the trees. I loved the smells in the air; a new season.
Now that I live in Phoenix, Arizona the fall season is quite different. We still have HOT temperatures! In fact, today's high is predicted to be 103 degrees. It doesn't feel or look like autumn has arrived.
But what about my faith?
As I enter the autumn season ... my faith is strong.
I've had to weather many storms recently with many life changes. It hasn't been easy but I couldn't have survived and thrived without my faith.
My fall season of faith is ...letting go.
I'm definitely in that season right now, no matter what the outside temperatures are in Phoenix.
Returning to full time work after a long absence has been a unique experience for me. I'm older now and I'm not at the beginning of my career. But how thankful I am to be working with little children. It's been a sweet blessing from the Lord to me.
I'm learning to not hold tightly to 'stuff'. I'm learning to release so many earthly belongings but after all, it's a great way to simplify. And how much do I really need after all?
I'm getting to the point where I desire what God desires for my life. After all, He created me and knows me best. I pray that His desires become my desires.
Instead of looking back to what I lost, I am beginning to look forward with HOPE!
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43: 18-19 ESV
I am entering this autumn season with hope and joy, knowing that God has a plan and a purpose for my life. I choose to walk in His ways and allow Him to work in me and through me.
Now that's a journey I can get excited about!
Blessings and love,