I think I’ve heard this phrase over 100 times. I’ll be honest, I haven’t always appreciated it, but I found myself rejoicing in it this week.
In one glorious day my oldest daughter had her 23rd birthday, I attended the Baccalaureate service for my next oldest daughter, my middle-school daughter played her final softball game of the season, and my youngest daughter tumbled through her gymnastics recital. Oh, and my third-grade son competed in a track meet. Did I leave anyone out?
“Whew” allow me to take a breath as I recap the day.
Needless to say, I don’t believe I accomplished much at work. And that was okay . . . that day required time to participate in the various seasons of my children’s lives.
It hasn’t always been easy for me to just get up and go, choosing the right thing, over expectations of others, or of….myself.
But God has been speaking and my ears are perking-up in anticipation. I have no idea what awaits or where He will lead the next year, I dont even know what tomorrow will hold. What I do know for sure is that God has given me a new direction to my life. A new direction for His purpose.
For some reason, in this season, I find that I am at peace with this. There is actually an excitement stirring, even within this great unknown.
My faith and hope lie behind things yet unseen and I believe HIS treasures are hidden for those who believe to discover as we search for Him. Each new season is packed with new treasures to be found.
What season does the Lord have you in? What treasures are hidden for you to discover?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV) says, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to you in thankfulness for every season that has brought, and continues to bring me closer to you. I rejoice in the ability to experience time, memories and your treasures. My heart is overjoyed in every new discovery of your wondrous nature. Thank you for every season, good or bad, because it allows me to understand more of you. May I continue to learn who you are in every season.
In Jesus Name Amen.
~ Baring His Beauty