Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Seasons


I love fall. I love the cool mornings and warm afternoons, the dry weather, and beautiful displays in nature. I also love winter, spring, and summer - all for other reasons. There are parts of each season that aren't so pleasant; raking leaves, shoveling snow, sub zero temps, and hot and humid days. Yet I still look forward to each new season.

Life has seasons too, though the changing of the seasons is often hard.

Over the last three years I have had the newlywed season, the rebellious teen season, and now I'm in the new baby season. Each season has seen it's share of tears and heartache. Major changes in life are hard. However, it's the hard times that make us grow.

This week I'm thankful for the changing of the seasons. I'm thankful for our loving Father who uses these seasons to teach us, mold us, and conform us to the image of His Son. I'm thankful for the grace that He gives to sustain us during these times of change, and that we can know that He will bring forth new life after the "winter."

2 Corinthians 5:17

17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.



Thank you to Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for hosting Thankful Thursday this week.


10 comments:

  1. God bless you. You have such a great attitude and a heart for God.

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  2. Amen! love your post especially the last part, thank you for sharing this, whatever season we're into, He always there and He's using those season to make us more and more like His Son.

    jhunnelle

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  3. Yes! We learn and grow durning the winter season but then when the spring arrives for relief we are so gratful for the long, hard winter season because all we have learned and grown.

    Blessings,
    Krista

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  4. I wrote this morning on how God grows us during the changing seasons of our life, too! I think God used your encouraging post as a confirmation to my heart that He is busy at work growing and stretching me. Changes are sometimes painful, but the results, when designed by God, are worth it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Living for Him, Joan

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  5. I love the Fall season too!!! Thank God for changes in our lives! Blessings!

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  6. Amen and yes thank God for the seasons :)

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  7. Love this post. Praise God that he changes us, just like the seasons.


    Hope your having a blessed day.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  8. Great post. I love the picture, and I can pretty much relate to the seasons of life. Right now, my oldest child is finishing up college. I am not good with change, but am learning to accept it as a necessary part of life. Have a wonderful weekend!

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