Sunday, April 19, 2009

It's A New Season - Spring has arrived

Ah, a beautiful spring day.
After a long winter the change of seasons if finally evident.
We have blue skies, sun kissed warmth and just the right amount of breeze blowing. The past few days had been so nippy and winter-like I began to wonder if spring would ever break forth.
I know the calendar said spring had arrived, but based on what I was seeing, I wasn’t so sure. I double-checked to make sure I hadn’t gotten the dates mixed up. Yep, sure enough, there it was in black and white – March 20th.

Despite what the calendar reported spring seemed to be hiding.
We live in the desert region of the southwest where things heat up quickly once spring arrives. This year has been different. Winter seemed to refuse to let go.
Of all things, we had snowflakes and sleet reported on April 15, it was unbelievable.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring. I’m ready to strip off the layers that reflect a winter season. I’m ready to break out of drab monotone wintry hues and break into bright cheery colors, that reflect spring in all of it’s splendor.

As a family, we are excited about this spring more than any before.
We have so much going on, an incredible family vacation, the renewing of our wedding vows, the purchasing of our first home, it is amazing. I can hardly stand the excitement buzzing around in my heart.
It has been a long winter season in our lives but waking up to all that spring entails has been a true time of refreshing for us.

What about you? Have you been in a winter place or a dry season? Does it seem like change will never come?
I want to encourage you with this; EVERY season must yield itself to another season!
Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time and season for everything. Winter cannot last forever. Every season must yield itself to another season, to do otherwise would violate the law of God.
No season can go past it’s appointed time, winter has no choice but to yield to spring. The winds can blow, the snow can fall, the chill can sit, but it is impossible for winter to last forever.
It must yield, give way, surrender to spring! When spring comes it brings with it all of the possibilities that have been hidden by winter.
The promise of new life, fresh growth, colorful blossoms ready to burst forth and show God’s glory.

It may “seem” like change will never come, but I assure you it will. God has an appointed time of change for your life. No matter what you may be going through, it has a beginning and an ending, it cannot endure forever.
If God has promised you a change, and He has, you can rest in it.
God is not slack concerning His promises, He fulfills His word.
Numbers 23:19 says "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Stand still and see the Salvation of God, He has not left you in the dead of winter, your spring will come!

Until next time,


Deanna said...

Hello Tony,
I'm more than ready for a pleasant Spring. I don't like the storms that come with Spring here in the Mid-west, but on those nice days it's heavenly to me.
Blessings to you!
You truly have a busy time ahead of you.
Renewing your vows will be so very sweet for you and your husband.
May all go well.

Love Abounds At Home said...

Tony your post is as refreshing as the Spring weather here in Idaho. It's so beautiful outside. I looked out the window yesterday and my tulips are just lovely!
I miss you so much and I can't wait for the season our our lives when we are reunited :)

Momofsix said...

Thank you for the encouraging word and reminder that the Lord sees us through each season of our lives.

Fortunately for Texans we do not see much of a winter, but summer never seems to end. The heat, and the stale smell of AC seem to surround you when summer hits us. I long for seasons! Our Spring has been in full swing for several weeks, and spring here means lots of rain. Enough rain- to create swimming pools in our front and back yards. :-) But spring is a great reminder of the new start we all get each season- the fresh life, and the renewing of buds.

Thank you Lord for speaking through your creation.