I have had a lot of time to think and read this week and it has been good. Not that I don’t think every day—I promise I do even if my blog posts don’t always give evidence of that! 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. Yea, 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 (yep, we are on a first name basis !) 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.
Just some food for thought today. Won’t get all preachy on you—not my style—but maybe it will start you to thinking about where you are in your life of seasons and where you should be. Have a fabulous Thursday my bloggy friends!!!