Here in the southeast the seasons are changing. Fall is probably just about my favorite season. The leaves are so beautiful. When I lived n the desert of Arizona they used to say the leaves did not change color, only the license plates did, meaning fall in the desert signaled the entrance of thousands of winter visitors(aka snowbirds) from places such Iowa, 'Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and anywhere on the western side of Mississippi River that received lots of snow.So the color of automobile tags was the color change.
I don't know about you, but the seasons are a wonderful treat. I even love winters. We anticipate so much with the changing of these seasons.
Life has it's season as well. Author Charles Swindoll has a book entitled 'Growing Stronger in the Seasons of Life". Things often happen for a reason and a season. We have to be prepared in life for changing seasons that come our way.
I think of the seasons of life in terms of things like raising children then finally letting them go from the nest to the next big adventure God has in store for them. It could be perhaps you are in a season of saying goodbye to elderly parents or grandparents who have passed on. Maybe it is the season of life with moving and living in a new area and the new things God has in store for you. Whatever your season God is there to see you through to the next one.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says "to everything there is a season. A time for every activity under heaven." Look up this chapter in the old testament and read the entire thing. Seasons of life come and go. Things happen whether good or bad and we get through them. God is there lighting our path and guiding us in each transition. See your new seasons as a new opportunity God has in store for you. Be willing and flexible to journey where he wants you as you enter a new phase of life.
PRAYER: Father I thank you so much for your love for me. I thank you for guiding me through good times and bad. Thank you for opening doors that need to be opened and shutting doors I should not go through. Thank you for your love for me. In Jesus name. Amen.