5 minute Friday

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today at The Gypsy Mama, for 5 Minute Friday, the prompt is....

When Seasons Change...

We sit on the brink of summer.  A season of swimming and sunscreen and hats and leisure days of sleeping late and ice cream and melted sticky popsicle hands.  When seasons change I change.  My house changes, our clothes change.  But does my attitude?  Am I always grateful to move into a season of heat.  With summer comes heat.  IN South Texas...  sometimes intense heat.  We prepare, we spring clean, we find swimsuits, and pack for camps.  My house may be ready.  My children are certainly ready.  Am I ready to look at my God and consider him good if he decides it is time for a different season. 

We pray for more awareness, we pray for closeness, we pray for God's blessing.  What if God's blessing comes in the midst of change of season.  In the heat.  What if closeness comes with the shedding of spiritual clothes that we no longer need.  Can we only be aware of God's goodness if it makes us happy? 

To live with joy is to see God's goodness...  even in the midst of change.

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.

Lord help us to prepare for change. Help us to see your goodness when you aask us to change. Help us to realize that there is a time and a season for everything under your glorious sun.  And even though we may not like it, and even though we may not understand it, help us to continue to strip off anything that hinders us.  Help us to recognize when you are calling us into a different season so that we may look at things with heavenly eyes and see your goodness in everything.


Rambling Heather said...

"When seasons change I change."

Love this and so true. I am learning to embrace this change of seasons. Spring is leaving and I am sad but hopeful that He will bring more of Him with Summer.

Kim said...

"Help us to recognize when you are calling us into a different season so that we may look at things with heavenly eyes and see your goodness in everything."

That is such an important reminder, especially since we sometimes we just move quickly towards seeing the "bad" in the change, and not waiting with patience for God to reveal the good.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

5 minute Friday. What a great idea. My posts are more like 5 HOUR Friday! Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day.

Simply Created by Cole said...

Hi Jenny, it's Cole from 5 minute Friday. I loved your words. They encouraged my heart today. It is a season of change here, one where everything is out of "my" control, hands in the air, and in God's hands. Thank you for your sweet words.
Blessings, Cole

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