The past week has been a week to reflect, catch up on rest and have some “me time”. It was much needed and I so appreciate that my husband provided me with the perfect environment and get away to allow me some of that time to just recharge myself.
I have always believed that we go through seasons in our lives—some seasons are like spring and full of hope and new beginnings and fresh stuff.
Some times our lives are like summer where we feel carefree—run through sprinklers, eat ice cream and stay up late playing or in my case sitting outside on the deck reading.
Then there is fall. Fall is kind of a time of kicking into high gear—being motivated with the start of school and when I worked in the church—lots of great new opportunities and activities.
Winter brings a sense of cold with it and sometimes maybe hibernation when you just don’t feel like doing a whole lot and just cocoon. At least that is kind of how I feel.
I was trying to think what season I am in right now and I think it is a mixture. And maybe I need to kick it into high gear and move into fall instead of being complacent and satisfied with the fun stuff of my summerness. I think I just made a word up there!!!
I was reading one of my all time favorite books “My Utmost for his Highest” by Oswald Chambers. My copy is falling apart but I wouldn’t trade it . I did buy a new modern copy but I find myself going back to my original book because it is familiar and marked up with my comments and underlinings. I have given this book away to lots of folks. Sometimes he is too deep for me to understand but he makes me think and thinking is what I need to be doing more of.
Yesterday’s selection talked about moving out of the smooth waters inside the harbor . But it is so nice here. It is so calm and serene and everything falls into place. I like it in the smooth harbors. This is what Oswald Chambers says:
If you believe in Jesus, you are not to spend all of your time in the smooth waters just inside the harbor bar, full of delight but always moored, you have to get out through the harbor bar into the great deeps of God and begin to know for yourself, begin to have spiritual discernment.
Are you ready to move out of the smooth waters?
Are you ready to venture out into the unknown?
Are you ready to see what God has in store for you?