Tuesday, November 4, 2014

There Is A Season


 Ecclesiastes 3

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 With Autumn on the wane, I find myself reflective and pondering so many things.  The changes in our nation, elections, horrible evil around the world, pain, suffering, friendships, serving others, walking with God in hard times.

 I don't have any answers.  I only know He keeps calling me to keep my eyes on Him.  On His work in my life - stretching me, correcting me - opening my eyes to needs, to love others, to have compassion, to pray, to be His hands and feet.

With the holidays on the horizon, I am focused on Thankfulness.
I think it is a learned skill, being thankful.  I want to teach my children to recognize their blessings, and to think of being a blessing to others.  It's something we'll all work at for the rest of our lives.

Regardless of the season we can be thankful.



4 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this... this speaks to my heart:

    "I only know He keeps calling me to keep my eyes on Him. On His work in my life - stretching me, correcting me - opening my eyes to needs, to love others, to have compassion, to pray, to be His hands and feet."

    heartfelt words..thanks again. :)

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  2. I can be a fearful person but The Lord keeps calling me to look to Him, to trust Him for the future.

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  3. The World is crazy and we would ALL be so much better off if everyone would put the focus on HIM! Thank you for sharing from your heart! HUGS!

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  4. Lovely words that reflect what is really important - focusing on our Lord and how he wants us to act.

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