My Spring…

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As the season of winter is coming to an end and spring is getting ready to make it’s entrance, I have been observing the changing seasons within myself.

As we go through life, in our relationship with the Lord, we go through seasons. Just like nature’s seasons, we grow at times and at other times, things in us must die.

I believe that spring is a time of new life and growth. Winter, on the other hand, is a time of dormancy and death.

I have been going through a season of winter the last few months. There have been many issues in my heart that needed to die and go away. The Father has taken much care with me during this time as He has been pruning and cleaning out all the yuck in my heart’s garden.  It has been a painful time full of many tears, prayers and much revelation too. At the same time, I am glad for this time with God, because His Presence has been amazing! I feel like I have grown even closer to Him as we have raked and weeded and pruned my heart. Moreover, I have come to understand that this is a much needed process. Why? In order to have new growth, fruit and flowers… we must prune back the dead parts.

Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit.  John 15:2 (NASB)

God does that for us so He can show us where we need to grow, the areas we need to work on. It’s so cool how He takes care of us like that… caring enough to take the time to help us work on ourselves so we can be better… and be more like HIM.

As I have come out of this season of pruning, my winter, so to speak, I feel like I am about to embark on my spring, even as nature around me is beginning to do the same. I, as a new woman, am about to begin blooming. My spring is coming, and I am excited about the kinds of flowers and fruit I will produce for the Father. And, who I will share with…

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SEASONS Change…

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Life is full of so many things. Moments creating memories. These are the seasons in life.

SEASONS of happiness

SEASONS of sadness

Even though some seasons might seem almost unbearable, and you cannot wait for them to be gone. You have the ones that you will want to remember and even relive over and over because they were so amazing!

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Each season brings opportunities.

Opportunities to FORGIVE

Opportunities to LOVE

Each moment is a deciding factor in what will happen next. And what happens next defines who we are. Who we are is determined by how we respond in happiness and sadness…

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Character is strengthened throughout the seasons in life. Or, character is broken down. Choosing to follow God and His will for your life will help you in making better choices… choices that will lead you to a fullness of life.

Fullness of life…ABUNDANCE

As the Father intended for all of us. Abundance in happiness AND in sadness, because JESUS is with us through ALL of it!!! And with Him walking beside us in each season, we are stronger.

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Seasons come and seasons go. Things in our life change, CONSTANTLY. It’s a mere fact of life. And unfortunately, a lot of our seasons and life experience are really ones we would rather have a “do-over” on! But, as I believe the LORD has a plan, I also believe that our strength and character come from EVERY season we walk through.

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Every tear we cry, makes us stronger

Every smile we share, makes us stronger

Every broken heart, makes us stronger

Every prayer we speak, makes us stronger

Every time we choose love… we are made stronger

Every time we mirror JESUS and respond in HIS love… we walk with the FATHER.

And one thing I know to be true is walking with the FATHER is the ONLY place I ever want to be. WHY???

A season with HIM is ALWAYS better than one without HIM!!!

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